Cromer became a popular seaside resort during the Victorian times after the development of the railway. Victorian Londoners enjoyed heading to the Norfolk coast for the bracing fresh air and walks along the promenade.

Today the towns Victorian and Edwardian architecture still remains. Many are in use today as guest houses and hotels, such as the Cliftonville Hotel which retains much of its Edwardian interior and the Hotel de Paris on the Seafront.