About the Area


Wells-next-the-Sea is situated on the picturesque North Norfolk coast. It is a popular dog friendly quayside town with a long sandy beach with brightly painted beach huts and a maze of narrow streets steeped in history.

Wells has a good selection of shops including a couple of small supermarkets (Leftleys & Kinsleys) and a Co-op, local butchers and bakers, fish mongers, newsagents, chemist, greengrocers, delicatessens plus a Post office and a wide variety of other shops, including a self-service petrol station next to the Co-op on Polka Road. There is also an excellent health centre, dentist and a vets. The nearest major supermarkets (Tesco, Morrissons, Lidl & Aldi) are in Fakenham - about 10 miles from Wells.  Cashpoints can be found in the Co-op, Howells Bakery, Leftleys and Pop-in Leisure.

Wagtails' is situated on the quiet southern side of the town away from the bustle of the shops, pubs and cafes, but within a 10 minute stroll.

The dog friendly Bowling Green PH which does excellent value pub meals (normally best to reserve a table) is about 100 metres from the door.

Wells has an excellent variety of eateries: from the Crown Hotel run by TV chef Chris Coubrough, The Golden Fleece, The Globe and the Wells Crab House (they don't just serve crab and fish!) where they will be able to let you know not only where the 'catch of the day' was caught but probably what time - to delicious Frenchs & Plattens Fish 'n' Chips and many, many more.

Wells Guide 2019

A guide to Wells was produced by the Town Council in 2019 can be found HERE

Wells is ideally situated to explore further afield - from Hunstanton & Kings Lynn in the West to Cromer & Sheringham in the East and inland to the cathedral city of Norwich and the stunning Norfolk Broads. For the younger visitors a trip to the famous BeWILDerwood in Hoveton and the Dinosaur Adventure Park at Lenwade are approx 1 hours drive away and for the green fingered the stunning gardens at the Old Vicarage in East Ruston is definitely not one to miss.

Travel Information

Petrol/Diesel Filling stations:

Polka Road (next to Co-op store)
24 hour Self-service using Credit/Debit Cards Only

Burnham Deepdale (8 miles West)
Weekdays: 7.30am - 6pm
Saturdays: 9am - 4pm
Sundays: 9am - 4pm

Blakeney (6 miles East)
Weekdays: 8am - 6pm
Saturdays: 8.30am - 5pm
Sundays: CLOSED

Burnham Market (6 miles inland)
Weekdays: 7am - 8pm
Saturdays: 7am - 8pm
Sundays: 8am - 6pm

Fakenham (10 miles inland)
Weekdays: 7am - 10pm
Saturdays: 7am - 10pm
Sundays: 9am - 6pm

Fakenham (10 miles inland)
Everyday: 6am - 12pm

Binham (6 miles inland)
Weekdays: 8am - 5pm
Saturdays: 8am - 5pm
Sundays: 8am - 1pm

We will update opening hours when informed of any changes

Electric Car Charging Points

There are 3 locations in Wells-next-the-Sea
1. Stearmans Yard - Pay and Display car park
2. Pinewoods Holiday Park
3. The Crown Hotel