The Area

Wells-next-the-Sea is located on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast, famous for the colourful beach huts perched above a sandy beach that stretches for miles. The beach is a bird watcher's paradise and a walker's delight.

The town has been a fishing port for centuries and retains much of its historical character & charm. Families that have holidayed here for decades continue to bring their children and grandchildren, introducing future generations to the delights of the town.

A beach bus runs regularly from the town down to the beach, and for the more active a leisurely mile-long walk along the harbour reaches the same destination. Boat trips depart from the quay, exploring the harbour, the beach and the salt marsh. Crabbing on the quay is a popular pastime.

Shops on the High Street sell fresh local produce, perfect for picnics or a delicious home-cooked dinner, and if you don't feel like cooking, there are gastro-pubs aplenty.

A warm welcome awaits you in Wells-next-the-Sea!

Wells Beach Huts
The Beach
Famous for the colourful beach huts stretching along the vast sandy beach. The perfect place to explore the pinewoods, doze in the dunes or kick off your shoes and have a paddle in the sea.
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Wells Harbour
The Quay
The quay has been the town’s beating heart for many years. Here you’ll find the busy fishing boats, the famous Granary building, the children crabbing, the fish & chip shops and much more.
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The Lifeboat Horse
The Lifeboat Horse
A striking 3-metre high sculpture that stands on the sandbank in the harbour as a tribute to the horses that once pulled the town’s lifeboat more than 2 miles from the quay to Holkham Gap.
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Wells Beach Cafe
Food & Drink
Wells has a great selection of restaurants, pubs, cafés & coffee shops, many serving freshly caught local seafood. Fish & chips eaten on the quay is a must-do experience for holidaymakers.
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Wells Carnival
Wells Carnival
Wells hosts a traditional summer carnival every year. A week of family fun, competitions and events including a Carnival Day procession around the town featuring floats & fancy-dress.
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Wells Maltings
The Maltings
A new £5m cultural centre, home to exciting music, film, drama, dance, comedy, art & poetry events, with a state-of-the-art theatre & cinema, café & bar, visitor information & gift shop.
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Wells-next-the-Sea has much to offer, but if you're feeling adventurous why not explore Norfolk further inland and along the coast. The area is full of family fun, attractions & activities for all tastes and budgets. Whether you're a nature lover, bird watcher, train spotter or big shopper, there's something for everyone!

Holkham Estate
Holkham Estate
A magnificent stately home, rolling parkland with roaming fallow deer, a beach, nature reserve, attractions, events and much more make Holkham a wonderful place to visit.
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Beans Boats Seal Trips
Beans Boats Seal Trips
A family run business taking visitors on daily boat trips to see Grey & Common Seal colonies and migrating birds in their natural environment at Blakeney Point nature reserve.
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Sheringham Park
Sheringham Park
Surrounding Sheringham Hall, this landscape park and woodland garden has miles of stunning coastal views and some of the best walking trails in Norfolk across its 1000 acres of varied terrain.
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Norfolk Lavender
Norfolk Lavender
Founded in 1932 and set in beautiful tranquil gardens, this is England's premier lavender farm and offers tours, tea room, gift shop, farm shop, plant centre, animal garden and play park.
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Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure
Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure
A dinosaur themed adventure play park offering a fun family day out with over 25 activities including Dippy’s Theatre, Dippy’s Raceway, Predator High Ropes and The Dinosaur Trail.
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North Norfolk Railway
North Norfolk Railway
Twixt sea & pine! The Poppy Line runs through stunning coastal scenery, from the Victorian seaside resort of Sheringham, through Weybourne, then to the Georgian town of Holt.
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To discover more about Wells and the surrounding area, visit wellsguide.com