Things To Do


Wells-Next-The-Sea is on the beautiful North Norfolk coast. In an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty it has a long sandy beach with rows of colourful beach huts backed by sand dunes and pine woods; a harbour used by recreational and commercial boats and quaint shopping streets with a wide range of shops, galleries and places to eat and drink. A miniature railway links the beach and harbour.

Wells is a great place for a holiday or a short break, however you choose to spend your time.


  • Walking. There are endless opportunities for all lengths of walks in and around Wells and Wells is located on the North Norfolk Coastal Path (Peddars Way).

  • Cycling.  National Cycle Route 1 passes through Wells, but there are many options for cycle rides of all lengths.

  • Bird watching. The whole area is a bird watchers paradise and there are several reserves including Titchwell, Cley, Pensthorpe and Holkham.

  • Sailing. Boats of all sizes enjoy Wells. Leisure and fishing trips are available from the harbour.

  • Gillying (Crabbing). A popular pastime for children and adults.

  • Golf. There are golf courses along the coast and at Fakenham where there is also a driving range.

  • Site seeing . As well as the natural beauty of the countryside there are stately homes including Holkham Hall, Houghton Hall and Sandringham.

  • Shopping. Besides the range of shops in Wells, Burnham Market and Holt offer lovely shopping experiences.

  • Relaxing. Enjoy the beach and eat and drink in a range of cafes, pubs and restaurants. As well as offering its own delights Wells is ideally situated to take advantage of the many and varied attractions the area has to offer.

To the west:
  • Holkham Hall is a 5 minute drive away. With its deer park and lake, it is one of Britain's most majestic stately homes.

  • Burnham Thorpe, birthplace of Lord Nelson

  • Burnham Market with interesting shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs

  • Titchwell with its RSPB reserve.

  • Royal Sandringham The country retreat of HM The Queen is just over 20 miles away

There are several villages, small harbours, beaches, marshes and nature reserves along the coast all the way to Hunstanton.


To the East:
  • Binham with its Priory.        

  • Morston Quay offering seal trips to Blakeney Point famous for the colony of common and grey seals

  • Blakeney.  A quayside village just 15 minutes away also offering seal trips.

  • Cley-next-the-Sea. Famous for its 18th century windmill and Cley Marshes Nature Reserve, One of the finest bird-watching sites in Britain.

  • The villages of Weybourne and Salthouse

  • Holt. A Georgian market town with an abundance of shops, cafes and galleries

  • Sheringham. A Seaside resort with its heritage steam railway, The Poppy Line, to Holt

  • Cromer. A Seaside resort with its traditional pier and Pavilion Theatre

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