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Wells-Next-The-Sea Beach and Holkham Bay

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.

Holkham Bay

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.

Beach Facilities

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.

Wells-Next-The-Sea

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 permitted

Tides

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 when swimming.

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.

Car Parking

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.

Wells-Next-The-Sea Beach Map


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