Wells-next-the-Sea is one of North Norfolk’s larger coastal destinations, offering visitors a wide variety of ways to while away the hours either exploring the vast beach or the town. Formerly a major port for the export of grain, its harbour is now used by smaller craft offering fishing cruises and boat tours. The Albatross, found on the quay, is a relic from grain trading with the continent, possibly the last of the commercial vessels to use sails.

Children love Wells for its many amusements, its boating lake and its beach hut lined sands. A day at the beach can be easily filled and it is often a favourite spot for families. If the beach isn’t for your little one, perhaps they would enjoy crabbing off of the quay, or a steam train ride to the mini-golf and boating lake.

Several dining highlights await; The Crown and The Globe, both of which are on ‘The Buttlands’, are excellent gastro pubs, whereas for a taste of locally caught seafood you cannot do better than the Wells Crab House Cafe.

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