Norfolk Coastline

Stay in comfort, whilst exploring the beautiful coast. 


Wells is an interesting place to visit, with a myriad of experiences. It has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and once you've visited you'll understand why. The Quayside, is always buzzing. Boats aplenty, a busy harbour, and views of the marshes. Children are often gathered here crabbing alongside the boats moorings.

Quayside at Wells-Next-The-Sea @NorfolkCoastline
The Albatross at Wells-Next-The-Sea @NorfolkCoastline

If you fancy something a little different to eat, then 'The Albatross' is well worth a look. It is a boat moored Quayside which serves freshly prepared Old Dutch Pancakes, which you can eat onboard, it also has live music on Friday and Saturday evenings. Or, if you fancy an upmarket pub setting, The Crown Hotel is perfect. It's a fantastic place for lunch, and I'd recommend booking. Dogs are welcome, and the food is Fab! 

The natural soap company Wells-Next-The-Sea @NorfolkCoastline

At the far end of the Quay near the landmark Granary building is 'The Natural Soap' factory shop. They make all of their soaps in Wells, and I always have their soaps in 9 Melinda Cottage when we have guests.

Small shops and narrow streets in Wells-Next-The-Sea @NorfolkCoastline

Down one of the side streets, you'll find lots of lovely shops. One of my favourites is BTOI (Bring The Outside In); they always have lots of quirky bits and pieces.

Wells Maltings in Wells-Next-The-Sea @NorfolkCoastline

You'll also find the Wells Maltings which has been renovated and houses an interesting Heritage Centre, Cinema, Visitor Info Centre, Gallery, and even a Cafe.

Miniature railway at Wells-Next-The-Sea Harbour @NorfolkCoastline

From the Quayside, it's lovely to wander along the old flood wall (about a mile), or you could catch the Wells Harbour miniature railway train which will take you towards the beach.

Childrens play park at Wells-Next-The-Sea @NorfolkCoastline

Alongside the Flood wall is also a play area, and a pitch and putt course, in case you don't fancy a 'beach' day. 

The Carnival at Wells-Next-The-Sea @NorfolkCoastline

 The Wells Carnival  is normally towards the end of July / beginning of August 

The beach in Wells stretches miles and miles, in fact all the way to Holkham! This is a really lovely circular walk to do. I like to start along the beach, taking in the vast expanse of sand, the beach huts with the huge pine trees behind, and then an amble back through the pinewood forest. If you're lucky you might even see a seal or two asleep on the sandbanks. The beach huts between Wells and Holkham are unusual as they are lifted up on stilts; and they are often featured in paintings by local artists. 

Beautiful beach huts on stilts on Wells-Next-The-Sea beach @NorfolkCoastline
Beautiful view at Wells-Next-The-Sea beach @NorfolkCoastline