A wonderful cliff walk, and expansive sandy beach, the pier, the fish and chips.
.. there's plenty to draw you to Cromer.
Perched on the east coast of England, Cromer offers easy access to the iconic Broads National Park, multiple waterways, and a wide assortment of camping accommodations. From glamping in wood-frame pods to traditional caravan campsites equipped with electrical hookups and water taps, campers can spend time in town touring original Banksy artwork graffitied on the seawall at Cromer Beach and then venture into nature. Broads National Park offers yacht voyages on its waterways, or spend time mountain biking in Thetford Forest. Then soak up the sunshine on Great Yarmouth’s long sandy beaches.
Also known as “The Broads” or “Norfolk Broads,” Broads National Park is a man-made system of shallow lakes and waterways navigable by boat. As Britain’s biggest protected wetland, many bird species call it home. One of the best places for sightings is Ranworth, a two-story home that provides binoculars and telescopes to search the sweeping views. On-site camping accommodations include picturesque riverside pitches for tents and caravans with flush toilets and shower facilities, nomadic yurt vacation rentals with private firepits, and pod-shaped wooden cabins featuring wet rooms with in-floor heating—great for rainy days in fall and winter.
Drive to the alluring Thetford Forest, which is classified as an SSSI—a Site of Special Scientific Interest. This man-made forest has tons of biodiversity, making it a hot spot for wildlife watching. It also features several mountain-biking trails, ranging from family-friendly to expert level. Although wild camping isn’t approved within the forest itself, there are lots of nearby options, including caravan parks, private countryside farms to pitch a tent or park the motorhome, yurts with wood-burning hot tubs, and equestrian campsites with stables and fresh drinking water on tap.
On the coast, just an hour south of Cromer, lies the town of Great Yarmouth with its long sandy beach. River Yare, part of The Broads waterway system, runs through the town, making fishing, swimming, boating, and wildlife watching incredibly convenient. Campers will also find several amusement arcades and theme parks in the area. Discover campsites offering private beach areas, pet-friendly areas, toilets, laundry facilities, and full hookups. More secluded pitches for both tents and caravans also have individual fire rings, picnic tables, and shady trees for privacy.
Cromer has a temperate climate year-round, with rain in summer and winter. Temperatures very rarely dip below freezing, and they don’t often rise above 30°C in summer. For outdoor activities like swimming and boating, July and August promise the warmest days. For wildlife watching, many migratory bird species travel in spring or fall.