Cromer and Sheringham are traditional English seaside resorts.
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CROMER is home to the UKs last remaining ‘end of the pier’ variety show, dating from 1901, Cromer Pier still houses the historic Pavilion Theatre. Cromer is a working port and the remains of what was once a thriving crab fishing industry, its charming Georgian streets are being done up now, having been let go a bit by the local authority there is a sense of a rejuvenation taking place and the arcades and cafes are starting to look lively again. Michelin starred Galton Blackiston the Chef who established Morston Hall has opened No 1 a fish restaurant serving delicious and reasonably priced fish and chips. The town has no harbour, so the fishing boats are hauled up onto the shingle, nearby is the Henry Blogg Museum, named after the town’s most distinguished lifeboatman. Above the family-friendly beach stands the church of St Peter and St Paul with its 160ft tower and the Cromer Museum where you can learn about the town’s fishing, trading and seaside history.
SHERINGHAM was originally a small fishing village until the arrival of the railways in 1887 that turned it into a popular resort destination. The sandy beach at Sheringham has held the European Blue Flag award for cleanliness for many years. Pick up some fish and chips or even better a freshly made crab or lobster sandwich from the high street stall. There are regular events throughout the year including the crab and lobster festival in May and The Sheringham Carnival in August and the 1940’s weekend in September. Some of our favourite places in Sheringham are The Funky Mackerel Café, No 10 Restaurant, Ellies for Ronaldo Ice Creams and of course catching the steam train from Sheringham along the coast to Holt is a real treat – check out the Poppy Line website.