‘Fascinating’ new sight on Norfolk beach attracts onlookers

An anchor appeared on Cromer beach this morning. Pictures: David Bale

An anchor appeared on Cromer beach this morning. Pictures: David Bale - Credit: Archant

Tourists and locals have been heading down to a Norfolk beach today to catch a glimpse of a 'fascinating' new sight.

Anchor on Cromer beach. Pictures: David Bale

Anchor on Cromer beach. Pictures: David Bale - Credit: Archant

An anchor on Cromer beach has been a magnet for beach-goers ever since it first appeared this morning.

Cromer fisherman John Davies used his boat to transport it on to the beach.

He said: 'I found it about a mile off Cromer and brought it in today. I don't know anything about how old it is or its history.'

Jane Davis said on social media: 'I'm gathering it was towed in by a fishing boat this morning, having been marked by a buoy previously.

'It's very large and very heavy! Fascinating, though.'