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Location: North Norfolk coast mid-way between Hunstanton & Cromer

A traditional and popular seaside town whose once busy working port is most used by recreation sailors and fishermen today. Steeped in history from its maritime links and good public transport links along the coast and inland to Fakenham and beyond the town maintains a thriving community with a wide range of amenities, shops and businesses for both residents and visitors. The Norfolk Coast Path passes through and there’s a wide range of walking options whether historic town or country circular walks to linear walk and ride options utilising the regular Coasthopper service. The easy access path between the harbour and the beach is alongside the channel providing views down over the marshes to Blakeney in the east and across the reclaimed grazing marshes of Holkham to the west.

Getting there

Public transport: Coasthopper service and others connecting along the coast and inland

Cycling or walking: Links to Norfolk Coast Cycleway; on the Norfolk Coast Path


Most areas of the town and some countryside walks


Parking:  A number of public car parks in town, quay and beach

Toilets:  In town and at beach car park.

Refreshments:  Complete range from sandwich bar to hotel

Information and interpretation:  Independent run Tourist Information Centre at Wells Maltings, good signage and way marking, wall plaques for an insight into history.  A variety of amenities, events and activities throughout the year.

Dogs:  Most areas, some seasonal restrictions i.e. some beach areas

Cost:  n/a

Opening times:  All year

Further information on this website:
Visitor information; link to Norfolk Trails map for the Norfolk Coast Path

Contact Wells Tourist Information office on 01328 710885 or Wells Maltings. See also Wells Guide and Wells-next-the-sea info )


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