It was originally a fishing village, successor to another which now lies off the coast, and became popular during the 19th century.
Cromer Pier, while not particularly long, is a very popular one, and is famous for its traditional end of the pier shows.
The view of the town from the pier is particularly fine, with Victorian hotels perched on the clifftop overlooking the beach.
St. Peter and St. Paul Church, dating from the 15th century, has a 160 foot tower, the highest in the county.
There is a museum next to the church, and also a Lifeboat Museum.
Albert Einstein lived at Cromer for a short period in 1933, having fled from the Nazi regime in Germany.
The area around Cromer and Sheringham was once marketed as Poppyland.
Cromer has for many years been renowned for the quality of its crabs.