As locals and holidaymakers will know, Cromer beach is incredibly clean and very beautiful. In 2017, the beach was officially recognised once more as one of the cleanest in the UK. Along with five other North Norfolk beaches, the stretch of sand was awarded a prestigious Blue Flag for the quality of its water and its commitment to both the people who use the beach and the local environment.
Other local beaches to be awarded a blue flag are East Runton, West Runton, Mundesley, Sea Palling and Sheringham.
In 2015, the recently refurbished Cromer Pier won the National Piers Society ‘Pier of the Year’. Following damage that was sustained in a huge winter storm surge, the pier underwent a £1.8m programme of repairs and improvements. It was then used as a location in the Alan Partridge film ‘Alpha Papa’. This won the pier a whole new legion of fans and helped it to clinch the coveted Pier of the Year award.
Residents of Cromer have a huge amount of civic pride in the town and the surrounding areas. This is epitomised by Neil Coston, a local Norfolk man whose beach hut ‘Kittiwake’ was named best kept in the eastern region. A home from home, the hut is situated on Cromer prom and offers Mr Coston and his family the perfect place to enjoy a day by the sea.
With its historic buildings, stunning seaside position and beautiful countryside, Cromer is undeniably one of the most spectacular towns in the UK. This was confirmed in 2015 when the Eastern Daily Press name the coastal conurbation the prettiest place to live in Norfolk.
If you’re planning a trip to Cromer and want to find out how to make the most of your stay by the sea, we can help. Get in touch with a member of our team or explore our site to find out more.
The festive period offers the perfect excuse for a little culinary indulgence. From treating yourself to a meal out to whipping up a festive feast for friends and family, Christmas is a fantastic time for all things foodie. As we’re big fans of good food at the Cliftonville Hotel, we thought we’d share some of our favourite seasonal recipe ideas for you to try at home.