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The weather in Wells-Next-the-Sea
Find the Wells-Next-the-Sea climate diagram. On average, the warmest month is July. Conversely, January is the coolest month in Wells-Next-the-Sea, with temperatures going under 1°. It may rain 23 days in January while it typically rains only 15 days in September.
Classic seaside charm with Wells-next-the-Sea holiday lettings
The picturesque port parish of Wells-next-the-Sea is a perfect illustration of North Norfolk’s charm. The rugged landscape includes a beach and features all the best traits of an English coastal scene. It is also home to an array of rare and beautiful birds and contains a bird sanctuary. Visitors to Wells-next-the-Sea can revel in Norfolk’s famous Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Book your Wells-next-the-Sea holiday letting and discover one of England’s most delightful and picturesque towns.
Getting to Wells-next-the-Sea
North Norfolk is a predominantly rural area and as such there are no major airports in the immediate area. However, Norwich International Airport is located just 30 miles south of Wells-next-the-Sea and can be easily reached via public transport or car. Alternatively, visitors can fly into one of London's airports and continue their journey to Wells-next-the-Sea holiday lettings from there. Due to the relative remoteness of the town, it’s advisable to rent your own hire car to make getting around and seeing the attractions as easy as possible.
Weather in Wells-next-the-Sea
The weather in Wells-next-the-Sea is above average compared to the rest of the UK. Rainfall is less than elsewhere in the country, while mild year-round weather makes it enjoyable to visit at any time. However, it's worth noting that while rainfall isn’t as severe as elsewhere, it still occurs throughout the year. Make sure you pack some waterproof clothing for your stay in Wells-next-the-Sea holiday homes, just to be prepared in the event of a brief downpour.
Things to do in Wells-next-the-Sea
There’s much to enjoy during your stay at Wells-next-the-Sea holiday lettings. Simply unwinding among the peaceful, picturesque landscape is enjoyable enough in itself. The town also has plenty of landmarks and attractions to discover during your stay.
The real jewel of the town is the beach, which even has a connection with Hollywood – this is the beach Gwyneth Paltrow walked across in Shakespeare in Love. Recreate the famous scene or take part in many other activities on offer at the beach, such as kite flying or playing in the sand. All in all, this is an excellent spot for a stroll on a summer’s afternoon. Check out the colourful beach huts which stand on the sand while also taking the opportunity to partake in some birdwatching
Once you’ve taken a snap of the iconic beach huts, head to the woodland that stands directly behind them. There you’ll find pine trees, squirrels and birds – a perfect spot to experience the tranquil, natural side of the town.
Elsewhere you’ll find the Quay, a lively area home to moored ships, local fishermen and an amusement arcade. This well-developed area is a great place to amble around and take in the atmosphere. Finally, make sure you stop by the main shopping district of the town to discover independently owned stores with a hint of historical nostalgia, including bakers, butchers, fishmongers and more.
Wells-next-the-Sea with children
There’s a lot for children to love during their stay at Wells-next-the-Sea holiday homes. One of these is the Wells Harbour Railway, a quaint railway that runs from the harbour to Pinewoods holiday park and passes many beautiful stretches of beach and woodland along the way. It's a very fun way to get around and see the area.
At Wells Beach Leisure, you can find many activities that the whole family clan will enjoy. Take canoes and rowing boats out onto the seven-acre lake, get some height on the trampoline and bouncy castle or kindle some family competitiveness with a round of crazy golf.
Annual events in Wells-next-the-Sea
Though events take place throughout the year, the two big ones are Wells Carnival and the Christmas Tide. During Wells Carnival, guests at Wells-next-the-Sea holiday lettings will be treated to a classic summer festival dating back to the 1800s. Fancy-dress costumes, performances, floats and public film screenings are all part of the week-long celebration of the very best of summertime fun.
At the Wells Christmas Tide Festival, visitors are treated to nine days of yuletide fun. Mulled wine, events, stalls and general Christmas cheer can all be expected before the grand finale: Father Christmas arriving at the festival via the sea!
Where to go in Wells-next-the-sea
One of the top beaches in Norfolk, Wells-next-the-Sea Beach has miles of unspoilt sand, quaint beach huts, and easy parking. The beach is an ideal spot for bird watching.
Holkham National Nature Reserve
This lovely nature reserve is part wilderness and part agricultural landscape. Guided walks are available to discover the area’s diversity of wildlife.
This 18th-century country house, beside a village of the same name, was constructed in the Palladian style. Enjoy exploring the opulent interior.
Creake Abbey is a ruined abbey that hosts a farmers’ market every Saturday. Visit the Creake Abbey Café and Food Hall for a relaxing snack or drink every day of the week.
Burnham Thorpe is a village, famous for being the birthplace of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson. His home was demolished, but the church where his father preached can still be visited.
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