Victoria Allen: Festive Swim - Boxing Day
Cromer looks like a wedding cake from the sea with pastel pink, blue & white houses perched on a steep cliff with the Victorian pier sweeping out to sea. The beach shifts with the seasons, so sand and shingle heights vary although access to the beach is limited too when the local council put out the wooden steps!
There are no amusement arcades this end, it's very quiet. We have a beach hut here and swim as much as possible - earliest in March (bracing) until late October. Lavatories and a couple of great cafes are not far away and drinking water is piped down to standpipes.
The beach is very quiet in the evenings but beware of big flints and longshore drift which can take you down towards the pier if it is windy.