Situated along the beautiful Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Beauty, Wells-next-the-Sea enjoys an enviable position in North Norfolk, located halfway between Sheringham and Hunstanton. This small harbour town is perfect for those who want to see the natural highlights of the coast, including seals, rare birds, deer, Norfolk poppy fields, salt marshes and if you're very lucky, a glimpse of the Northern Lights.
At the heart of Wells-next-the-Sea is the town’s fine Buttlands, a leafy Georgian square with large elegant homes. From here take one of the winding alleys to the harbour, namely the famous Staithe Street where local sellers still sell wares from the street as they have for centuries. Take in 500 years of architectural history, including typical North Norfolk brick and flint cottages, as you soak up a town that is rich in maritime heritage. At the quay indulge in delicious locally-caught fish and chips and take in the famous granary, one of the town’s major landmarks.
Dog walkers are attracted to Wells for its proximity to Holkham where you’ll discover an 11 mile, dune-backed beach, accessed through a tranquil pine woodland area. The beach and wooded areas together make up the protected Holkham Beach Nature Reserve, which welcomes dogs all year round. Note that small areas of the reserve require dogs to be kept on a lead during summer.
Some of the best holiday cottages Wells next the Sea has to offer are found in the old harbour area, where you'll find a wide choice of traditional cottages, many with sea views. Accommodation is also found in the larger Georgian houses to the south of the old centre. Whether you are looking for somewhere you can take the dog, the children, or perhaps just your partner for a romantic getaway, Wells-next-the-Sea is home to a wide choice of quality holiday accommodation.