Cromer Pier is a wonderful place to visit to absorb the history, watch the sea and have a bag of chips!
Cromer Pier is a Grade II listed, 151 metre long, traditional Victorian pier.
One of only five UK seaside piers with a fully working, flourishing theatre, the pier is home to the only end of the pier show in the world! The Cromer Pier Show is now in its 41st year and has been enjoyed by generations of visitors. The Christmas Show and Summer Seaside Special are proper old-fashioned variety shows that are definitely worth a look.
Open all year round, the pier is one of the best crabbing locations in Norfolk. Buy a souvenir memory to take home with you in The Gift Shop at the entrance to the pier. Enjoy delicious refreshments in a unique setting on the quarterdeck with views of the stunning North Norfolk coastline. If you are lucky, you may even experience one of those sunsets that everybody talks about!
A brief history of the pier.
There has been a pier or jetty in Cromer since 1391. A 210 foot jetty was built in 1822 but was washed away in 1843 to be replaced, two years later, with a 240 foot structure. The last wooden jetty was built in 1846, lasting until 1890 when it was destroyed by heavy seas. A 500 foot iron pier replaced the second jetty in 1901 and was eventually extended to form a pavilion in 1905.
In February 1990, gales destroyed the amusement arcade and, on the 14th of November 1993, a 100 ton rig crashed into the pier, isolating the theatre and lifeboat station. The pier pavilion was reopened by actor Stephen Fry on the 27th June 2004, but was damaged by a storm early in the following year. In February 2012, it was announced that £8m of work was set to begin on revamping the pier.
Visit Cromer Pier (12.1 miles from the Plough Inn)
- Cromer Pier
- The Promenade
- NR27 9HE