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.

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 experiences.

There are stately homes and funfairs, fine dining restaurants and 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 – or even longer – Wells Guide has all the essential information you’ll need on holiday accommodation, local activities and nearby attractions. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

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Useful information for visitors to Wells and the North Norfolk Coast

Read more about the Highlights of this small but beautiful North Norfolk town and discover its fascinating History. Beyond the town itself there are many interesting and entertaining Local Attractions to visit, and our Photo Gallery takes you on a visual journey around the town and down to the famous beach. Whet your appetite with the many Food & Drink options both in town and further afield. If you’re heading down to the water’s edge, there’s lots of useful Beach Information.

For special occasions and romantic escapes, Hotels & Inns provide comfort and luxury. Bed & Breakfasts offer a friendly welcome and home-cooked food, but if you prefer self-catering you can choose from the many Holiday Cottages in the area. Caravans are a traditional option, while Camping & Hostels won’t blow the budget. Rental Agencies can offer more personalised advice.

There are many opportunities for shopping, fun days out, engaging experiences and exciting activities both within Wells and the surrounding area. Browse through forthcoming Events or see what’s going on at the major Venues in the region.

Our latest articles and features, covering Wells’ cultural events, plus restaurant & attraction reviews. We also profile local enterprises and the people behind them, and showcase the produce and services they offer. Discover more about Wells Life.

If you’re planning on Visiting By Car, you can access information on driving and parking when you arrive. Alternatively, if you’re Visiting By Bus or Visiting by Train we provide information on services, route, timetables and connections. To complete your forward planning, we offer a Weather forecast and tide times.