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 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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