Wells is in the centre of the North Norfolk coast with beautiful white sandy beaches, salt marshes, pinewoods and sand dunes. Wells has a small natural harbour, a large sandy beach surrounded by pinewoods, and thus caters for everyone in all weathers. In summer the extensive beach and sand dunes are popular with families. The harbour is home to a small fishing fleet, but in summer is busy with a range of vessels from boat tours and kayaks to sea going cruisers with several hundred moorings, some vessels mooring here all year round and a pontoon, often mooring visiting boats 3 deep during summer. In winter the salt marshes are home to very large numbers of geese and visiting waders when everyone will stand and look at the sky in wander as they fly over in formation. The house is situated about 200m from the quay in a quiet, small road known locally as a Yard.
Beware of Strong Currents and Tides
To be SAFE make sure that you are not cut off by the tide by being on the side of the dunes or quay at least 4 hours before the above times.
If you are walking along the waters edge, check that you can see there are no creakes between you and the dunes.
The tide at the Quay is aproximately half an hour above the tide times at the Bar shown above.
Walkers and Cyclists
We will help you to plan your day, whether its local seaside villages, the best walks on our beautiful coast or the best birding sites. After breakfast ask Avril about the guests 3 favourite of Avrils walks on the North Norfolk Coast walks all starting from our door step and includes the popular Holkham Wells loop.
Wells next the Sea is popular with walkers as it is right on the middle of the North Norfolk Coastal Path and on the Peddars Way. Anchorage Wells provides an ideal resting place as it is a few yards from the Path and on the bus route that stops off at every village along the North Norfolk Coast Path which is also a part of the Peddars Way.
There is a secure place for your bikes and a convenient porch to leave your boots and gear.
For those walking or cycling the North Norfolk Path or Peddars Way Wells is an ideal base with plenty of restaurants and shops available all year round (and saves you lugging all of your luggage around and packing/unpacking each day). The coast hopper is a great reliable bus service to use as transport to and from your start and finish points each day.
We have had a number of guests stay with us for 2 or 3 days and we have helped them to plan their routes to make the most of their stay and see as much of the North Norfolk coastal path and this beautiful coastline as possible. Many of whome will do Avrils 3 favourite coast and circular routes.
Bird Watching and Wildlife
We have some amazing birds here all year and stopping off on their way home for summer or winter. The pink footed and brent geese are arriving in October with their wanderfull chatter and formations over the house and across the sky all winter.
We are just off the marsh where you can see the murmuration of starlings, an amazing sight - a swooping mass of thousands of birds whirling in the sky above your head. A sight that can only be beaten by the murmuration of what we believe are Knots that you can see if you walk up to the beach at sunrise. It is amazing and worth getting up for, which we did recently to also see, a one off siting, of a Sea Otter. Another Sea Otter was seen at Blakeney in December https://www.facebook.com/NorfolkCoastandBroadsNT/posts/pfbid0213VtqaHNjzGArXu1RBw7Ribk7PHqTMnAyg3nHv....
Wells is very popular with birders, situated between the RSPB reserve at Titchwell and the NWT reserve at Salthouse. There are also reserves at Snettisham and Welney, within easy travelling distance. Plenty of bird books and local knowledge is available to help with identifying wildlife spotted.
Things To Do
Wells Harbour Tours
Explore Wells natural safe haven Harbour, Beach and Marshes and amazing Sunsets aboard the Wells Ferry. From half our to 1 hour trips March to October, come rain, shine or sunset.
Call to book 07747 401222
Or See the timetable on the quay.
Lucy Lavers Boat Trips in Wells
Curlew Coastal Charters- Wells Next The Sea
Public Trips, Private Charters and Sunset Cruises all with Luxury on board meal options all aboard an ex Wells Next The Sea Lifeboat 'Lucy Lavers'. Not only is she an Ex Wells Lifeboat she was a survivor of the Dunkirk Evacuations and is a class above the rest. Lucy Lavers and our team will for sure be another reason for your guest to want to return time and time again.