Wells-next-the-Sea

The Area

Wells-next-the-Sea is a small bustling port located on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast, famous for its colourful beach huts dotted along the sandy beach against a backdrop of pine trees and big blue skies.

Wells boasts tiny streets, wonderful restaurants, quaint shops and friendly pubs. It also has a fabulous children’s playing field complete with pirate ship, and a fully electric beach bus that runs regularly to the beach. A vintage open-top bus also runs during the holidays. For those who enjoy a stroll there’s a leisurely mile walk along the sheltered harbour down Beach Road.

Shops along the narrow high street sell fresh local produce including fish, bread, meat, fruit & veg and delicious deli food, perfect for picnics. Wells is a truly traditional seaside town with buckets & spades, candy floss, ice cream and tasty fish 'n' chips.

Nothing quite beats an early morning or evening stroll along the quay to watch the local fishing boats arriving home on the tide with their daily catch.

Visiting Wells is like stepping back in time when holiday memories were built on long days at the beach, paddling in the sea and building castles in the sand. Happy days!

The Quay
In the centre of Wells lies the quay – the town’s heart and soul. Here you’ll find the fishing boats, the famous Granary, the children crabbing, the shops, arcades & amusements.
The Beach
Wells is famous for its vast beach and colourful beach huts. Enjoy long walks, explore the pinewoods, watch the seabirds, build a sandcastle or have a picnic in the dunes.
Wells Highlights
Wells has many charms, from the annual carnival and vintage beach bus to the art, culture, green spaces, family fun and wildlife, the town has something for everyone.
Things To Do
Wells and the surrounding area is full of adventure, from cycling, boating, birdwatching and woodland walks to seal trips, stately homes, steam trains and so much more.
Where To Eat
Visitors are spoilt for choice with a great selection of restaurants, pubs and coffee shops. Fish & chips eaten on the quay is an experience enjoyed by most holidaymakers.
Where To Shop
Wells has a wonderful selection of shops with many independent and family-run businesses. From fashion & jewellery, art & antiques to gifts, garden and homeware.
The North Norfolk Coast

Local Attractions

After exploring the many delights of Wells-next-the-Sea, why not head further afield to see what else North Norfolk and the coast has to offer. The area is brimming with activities and adventure for families, wildlife enthusiasts, fitness fans, history buffs and nature lovers.

Beans Boats Seal Trips
Daily boat trips to see the seals and migrating birds in their natural environment at Blakeney Point. An opportunity to get up close and personal to the resident seal colonies.
Pensthorpe Natural Park
Family friendly nature reserve inspiring every generation to enjoy and protect nature. A haven for birds & wildlife, conservation projects, gardens & adventure play.
Holkham Estate
The stunning coastal landscape, magnificent stately home, rolling parkland and a host of attractions and events, make Holkham Hall & Estate a wonderful place to visit.
Sandringham Estate
The country retreat of His Majesty The King where visitors can enjoy the house, formal gardens, café & shop, the dog friendly Royal Park and way marked nature trails.
North Norfolk Railway
The Poppy Line runs through stunning coastal scenery, from the Victorian seaside resort of Sheringham, on to Weybourne and finally to the Georgian town of Holt.
Sea Life Hunstanton
Family-friendly exhibits with a variety of sea creatures. Discover more about amazing marine life, from penguins, seals and otters to sea turtles, sharks and much more.