Postcards: Cromer

Recently, I had a chance to visit Cromer with my wife and in-laws. It's a seaside town on the North of Norfolk and is quite well-known, though not as comparable to Great Yarmouth that's slightly closer to where we're staying.

Cromer is well-known for its crab, that contributes a major part to the local fishermen's income. They even have a Crab and Lobster Festival that takes place in summer every year. Though unfortunately for us, most of the eateries were out of fresh crab during the winter.

Because we came during winter, the usually bustling seaside town was fairly quiet. I would imagine that many of the townsfolk would have gone to slightly warmer parts of the country - since we were walking with cold-knife winds to our faces.

The popular Cromer Pier. It was burnt down a few times over the decades.

The popular Cromer Pier. It was burnt down a few times over the decades.

Architecturally, Cromer has a lot of interesting facades and structures that date back to the Edwardian and Victorian era. Cromer Pier (pictured above) and its pavilion theater, for example, was built back in 1905 and is one of Britain's last traditional end of pier shows.

Cromer, on a few hours' visit, has all the typical features of a seaside town: pier, long golden stretch of beach (more visible in the summer), countless of ice-cream stands, seafood eateries and game rooms.

If given a choice, I wouldn't come to seaside towns in the cold of winter anymore. Though another visit during summer might greet me with better luck: ice-creams and finally, the elusive Cromer Crab.

Taken with an iPhone 6 Plus and edited with VSCO Cam.