Activities in and around Cromer

Cromer Golf breaks and a wide range of other special interest activity holidays can be undertaken throughout the year in Cromer North Norfolk making Virginia Court Hotel an ideal short break or longer holiday destination. We host many short North Norfolk Birdwatching group trips and Cromer golf breaks, as well as bowling groups and those here to enjoy the countryside – especially walkers along the Norfolk Coast Path, cyclists and naturally Birdwatchers! We even accommodate surfers here to catch the Cromer waves, and with a surf school in town you can give it a try yourself! We can accommodate both individual independent travellers and groups of up to 50 guests with comfort and ease. Call us to discuss your requirements

It was the variety of local activities that attracted us to Cromer in the first place. COAST magazine were keen to know why we moved here from Brighton and featured Martin in their January 2010 edition talking about Cromer as having the complete package: the coastline, the countryside, the pretty villages and variety of landscapes! Memories of crabbing off piers and exploring rockpools in childhood, vast skies, sand and shingle beaches and safe bathing in the blue flag shallows of the North Sea.

Enjoy a round of golfRelax on the Cromer beach or Cromer PierCromer Pier boardwalk leading to Pavilion Theatre

Enjoy the peace and quiet of North Norfolk holidays and try some of the following local activities:

Take a walk along the Cromer seafront promenade and watch the local crab and lobster fishermen bring in their daily catch or experience the magnificent sea views from Cromer Pier – Cromer is the only place in England where you can see the sun rise and set over the sea, get cultural at the Cromer Musuem and learn all about the Lifeboats and Henry Blogg at the life boat museum, experience shopping in the independently owned stores and art galleries in the town or relax in one of the cafes or pubs around town. Return to the Pier in the evening and take in a Seaside Special variety show at the traditional end of Pier theatre, having eaten an evening meal at the hotel at a time to suit you.

For the more active, Cromer offers surfing, horseriding, walking and cycling through some areas of outstanding natural beauty along the Norfolk Coastal region. We can recommend local cycle and surf board hire shops if needed.

Or why not get away from it all in the fantastic Norfolk countryside, easily accessible by public transport or by car. Indulge in the heritage of the magnificent National Trust properties at Felbrigg Hall and Blickling, explore the georgous Georgian town of Holt with its upmarket antique stops, homeware stores and deli’s to name a few.

Talking of food North Norfolk is spoilt for choice with local produce utilised in every conceivable way. We can recommend organic farm shops, local cider producers and some great cheese and pork pie makers, alongside several great eating out places!

Wildlife and nature are among the areas best attractions – vast skies, lonely heathland, windswept beaches, bird sanctuaries and of course the local delicacy Cromer Crab. Get fishy with some marine life and go seal watching from Blakeney or twitchy with bird watching in Cley or Pensthorpe. The Norfolk Broads offer a great way to relax whilst on a hosted boat trip where you can learn about the history of the Broads and the wildlife that lives there.

For a real traditional day out why not visit Great Yarmouth, from amusement arcades, seaside knick knacks, candy floss and fish and chip shops galore, you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of the crowds then return to the relaxing calm of Cromer.

Winter visitors in November or December can experience a truly magical Christmas at the well known Thursford Christmas Extravaganza – you won’t be disappointed.

Cromer lighthouse viewed from Royal Cromer golf coursePoppyland in full bloom at WeybourneBoats at Brancaster beachAttractions around MundesleyBeech huts at Wells next the SeaGlide surfing on a calm Cromer seaBlickling Hall, a local National Trust propertySanta’s reindeer at Thursford Christmas extravaganzaWet marshland at Cley, perfect for birdwatching and country walks