We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fantastic natural open beach”

Wells Next The Sea Beach
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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

Lovely open beach, great to lounge on or swim from in summer, and delightfully bracing in winter.

More organised than it was but not too controlled - has lifeguard up towards the water at lifeboat station end.

Great for dogs (Dog area) , kids and walking on miles of seemingly endless sand.

Thank colin l
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (1,186)
There are newer reviews for Wells Next The Sea Beach
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1,097 - 1,101 of 1,186 reviews

Reviewed 5 August 2014

Not an awful lot to do, a few good shops, great coffee house. If you have little ones who love the park, head for the public toilets down by the quay and there's a play park to the rear.

Thank Claire B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Wells Next The Sea Beach also viewed

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
 

Been to Wells Next The Sea Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing