Your essential guide to visiting Wells on the North Norfolk Coast

Welcome to Wells Guide

Wells-next-the-Sea is one of the prettiest towns on the North Norfolk Coast

From the long sweeping beach bordered by pine woodland, around the bustling harbour with small fishing boats unloading their catch and children sitting on the quayside fishing for crabs; along Staithe Street with its traditional family-run shops; to the tree-lined Buttlands square with its fine Georgian architecture and welcoming taverns – Wells is an unspoiled seaside destination, waiting to be discovered.

Wells Quay at low tide with fishing boats, a sailing barge and the famous overhanging warehouse gantry.

Fishing port, seaside resort and wildlife haven - discover more about this ever popular North Norfolk coastal town.

Wells Quay at low tide with fishing boats, a sailing barge and the famous overhanging warehouse gantry.

If you’re planning a stay in Wells, there’s a wide range of accommodation choices, from luxury hotels & holiday cottages to caravans & camping.

A row of pastel coloured beach huts on stilts in the sand at Wells beach, backed by pine trees.

Essential travel and transport information for visitors to Wells, including driving directions, route maps, train timetables and car parking.

Wells Quay at low tide with fishing boats, a sailing barge and the famous overhanging warehouse gantry.

Plan great family days out & fun-filled activities, browse forthcoming local events & check what's on at the region's most popular attractions.

Two cute puppies running together on the beach at Wells-next-the-Sea.

Read our latest features, attraction reviews & business profiles covering the people, places and venues in and around Wells-next-the-Sea.

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A beautiful and historic seaside resort, Wells-next-the-Sea is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

It's perfect for sightseeing, water sports, bird watching, country walks and outdoor family activities.

There are stately homes and endless sandy beaches, fine dining restaurants and good old fashioned fish 'n' chips.

Throughout the year you'll find fairs and fêtes, exhibitions, shows and other events to keep you entertained.

Wells Carnival Week is an annual summer highlight not to be missed!

Whether you're staying for a day or a week, Wells Guide has all the essential information you'll need on holiday accommodation, local activities and nearby attractions.


Featured Holiday Cottages

Cog Cottage
Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2

Part of a converted Victorian metal works 4 miles south of Wells, Cog is a fabulous home from home retaining many original features. Open plan living & dining areas with floor to ceiling glass overlooking the gardens and countryside beyond.

  per week
Walnut Cottage
Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1

Walnut Cottage is a beautifully restored and presented 18th century cottage situated in central Wells. Located on the old High Street in a quiet position just 5 minutes walk from the Quay with pubs, shops and restaurants.

  per week
Tolly House
Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2

Tolly House is a well equipped, luxury holiday home ideal for families and friends. It sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms, has a fully enclosed garden and parking for 2 cars.

  per week