Cromer is known locally as ‘The jewel in the North Norfolk coastline.” It was once an important Victorian resort and is a traditional seaside town with a pier. It is famous for its Cromer crabs.
Cromer faces a constant battle with the sea and is frequently battered by Winter storms. In 2013, it suffered a tidal surge and significant damage was inflicted on the pier and parts of the sea wall.
Underneath the waves are the remains of the village of Shipden. It was lost to the sea in the 14th Century. According to local folklore, in stormy weather, you can hear the sound of the Shipden church bell toiling beneath the waves, warning ships to stay away.