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“Just missing a little nightlife”

Wells Next The Sea Beach
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Owner description: At low water, Wells beach has huge open views and mile upon mile of sands and shallow channels to enjoy. When the tide comes in, the beach is transformed into a harbour, with the entrance channel suddenly busy with visiting yachts, fishing boats setting out for the day or returning with their catch, local small boats going out to fish as well as clouds of small sailing boats racing or cruising within the harbour. The golden sands are backed by colourful beach huts which have been the subject of many a painting and postcard. The popular Beach Cafe nearby is perfect for refreshments during your visit.
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I live within 25 miles and am a regular visitor.
Only real issue with the beach is you have to walk half-way to Lincolnshire to find the sea !!
Typical little seaside town with pubs, shops, cafes, etc a plenty, but not the most exciting place when the lights go out. The pubs are decent enough but for the younger generation, the entertainment is a little limited.
Loads of great walks and the place is very photogenic, a great place to be on a Sunday afternoon.
Seems to be going upmarket like many small coastal resorts in Norfolk, the standard of everything is definitely going up all the time. Must be the influx of them rich people from the South.
Parking can be a problem and can also be expensive. Having said that, where can you park cheaply at the coast ?
A superb day out for any age group.

1  Thank Ronny48
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We love Well-Next-The-Sea beach as it is never somewhere that gets too crowded, owing to the fact that when the tide goes out - boy does it go out! You'll have a good walk to find the water's edge and have a paddle and then come back for all your sunbathing and sandcastle building! It's a lovely walk along the sands to Holkham beach or go the opposite direction for some crabbing with the children. You can while away many an hour in the sunshine here but when the tide turns, it turns quickly!!!

3  Thank MarieJanes
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Go here time after time and never get tired of it. Long walks along the sand to Holkham (1 hour) from Wells town centre. Late summer when the tide / weather is right take a bottle or two of something cold and play boules on the beach.

Thank Richard J
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Love it apart from the amount of dogs running loose. Humans are often out numbered. Shame people do not "BIN IT", as suggested by the many bin it signs. Many people do, but there are a lot who do not, instead they hang their dog poo bags from the branches of trees or just drop them where ever!.

Thank Jackie G
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Lovely beach but be warned, many a grumpy child as 1 and a quarter mile walk to get there and another half mile to the sea when tide out.

1  Thank A N
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