Wells next the Sea

Visit Wells next the Sea

Picturesque Wells next the Sea on the North Norfolk coast with miles of unspoilt sandy beach backed by pine woodland, is part of the Holkham Estate. The brightly coloured beach huts that line the seafront give the beach its unique character.

A traditional fishing port and popular summer holiday destination there is plenty to see and do. From the beach, Wells next the Sea town centre is about a mile along a footpath. From mid-March to mid-October, there is also the option to take the Wells Harbour Railway (WHR) from the beach to the town centre. Along the way take in the views looking over the channel into Wells harbour and the marshes.

Explore the quay and the historic clipper Albatros, fishing boats and granary building. Take a boat trip around the harbour or a fishing trip out to sea

The beach is situated in area of outstanding natural beauty and nature lovers can walk the salt marshes and nature reserve – great for bird-watching! Walkers can take in the fabulous views stroll along the beach to nearby Holkham Bay.

Did you Know? Wells-next-the-Sea gets its name from the springs which rise through the ground.

Dogs are allowed on the beach at Wells all year round, except for a small dog free area to the East.

A large car park is situated by the beach and many visitors park and walk the mile into the town.

This beach is …

  • A Sandy Beach
  • Family Friendly

What to see and do

  • Take a Walk Along The Quay

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottages

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Getting To Wells next the Sea

Beach Location

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There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train


The Coastliner 36 (operated by Lynx) runs every hour, seven days a week. The bus route takes you along the coast from Wells-Next-The-Sea to Kings Lynn.

Map of Wells next the Sea Beach

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