One of Norfolk's best beaches and adjoining Holkham Bay, the beach at Wells-Next-The-Sea is backed by
an idyllic mix of sand dunes and pine woodland, decorated with quaint
brightly painted beach huts.
It's vast stretches of sand and the fact that it
forms part of Holkham's National Nature Reserve mean that not only is it a great
beach but there's also plenty of space to get away from it all and enjoy some
piece and quiet.
There is a small café and toilets near to the beach and a usually an ice cream
van in the summer months. The nearby caravan park has more facilities and is
good for non beach activities such as crazy golf and trampolines. Holkham
village which is close by has a restaurant.
Beach huts are available to hire by the day but are in short supply and there is
a beach warden on duty during the summer months. Barbecues & camp fires are not
The beach at Wells is cut through by a sandy channel which may not be apparent
if you arrive at low tide. Beach goers often walk out to the dunes and beaches
at the other side of the channel and get cut off by the incoming tide, for this
reason a siren is sounded when the tide is due to come in. Beware of currents
Dogs on the Beach
Apart from a small section dogs are welcome on the beach all year round. Please
keep dogs on a lead through the nature reserve.
The beach is approximately a mile away from the town of Wells-Next-The-Sea.
There is pay & display car park next to the beach with space for around 300
cars. Alternatively you can park up in the town and take the miniature railway
that runs between the town and the beach from Mid March until the schools
October Half Term. The trains run every 15 minutes.