For a traditional seaside holiday in Norfolk, how about camping in Cromer? This resort town in the middle of the beautiful North Norfolk Coast is the place for crabbing off the pier, strolling along the prom and building sandcastles on the beach. It’s also well located for exploring further afield in East Anglia with wild windswept beaches, Norwich and the Norfolk Broads all within reach. We’ve sought out the best camping and glamping sites in the area for the Hipcamp collection.
Eating fish and chips on the waterfront, catching crabs from the pier, swimming off the beach or walking the cliff-tops to Overstrand… there’s plenty to tempt you to Cromer. However you’d like to spend your days in this seaside town in Norfolk, our hand-picked collection of Cromer campsites offers a range of great places to base yourself. We’ve pitched our tents along the Norfolk coast, parked up among farms and been glamping in the fens on a mission to find the very best camping and glamping sites in Cromer and beyond.
With a flat landscape, big skies and little light pollution, Norfolk is a great place to enjoy the great outdoors – and Cromer’s location puts it at the heart of the county’s incredible coast. Whether you want to walk along the county’s coast path, take the family on a summer holiday or are looking for a romantic stay in a shepherd’s hut, there should be something to suit you in Cromer.
As it’s been attracting holidaymakers to the coast since Victorian times, there’s no surprise that it’s all about the seaside in Cromer. The area is famous for its crustaceans so it’s almost obligatory to give crabbing a go. Cromer Pier is the perfect place to try your luck and for a taste of the town’s biggest export, head for dry land. The town has plenty of kiosks, cafes and restaurants with crab on the menu. Shellfish is, in fact, so important to Cromer and the neighbouring resort of Sheringham that they join forces for an annual Crab and Lobster Festival in May, making it a great time for a visit. The beach at Cromer is sand and shingle and offers safe swimming and surfing. Right on the shoreline, you’ll find the fascinating Henry Blogg Museum which commemorates one of the RNLI’s most decorated crewmen.
From the neighbouring resort of Sheringham you can hop aboard a North Norfolk Railway steam train and if you go a little further north along the coast, you can join a seal-watching boat trip to Blakeney Point. Wells-next-the Sea and Holkham Beach are easily reached along the coast and it’s less than an hour’s drive to the cathedral city of Norwich and The Broads National Park. For more ideas on things to do in Cromer take a look at the Visit North Norfolk website.
Fish and chips on the waterfront, catching crabs from the pier, swimming on Cromer beach or walking the cliff-tops to Overstrand, however you want to spend your camping holiday, find the best places to pitch your tent near Cromer and Sheringham in North Norfolk here.