The beach at
Wells is at least a mile from the town. You can either walk there,
drive, or during the summer, take the miniature railway.
At the end
of Beach Road is a caravan site which also provides activities like
Wells gets its
name from the springs which rise through the ground. The sandy beach,
backed by dunes and pine trees, stretches for miles to the west.
Eastwards, the beach continues but can be cut off by the tide.
are salt marshes. The area is part of a nature reserve. Sprats and
whelks are local specialities. The beach is part of the Holkham
There are toilets
and a public shower in the car park. Five beach huts are available
for day hire from the Caravan Park. The area is good for bird-watching.
The caravan park has a boating lake, trampolines, crazy golf and
a fish and chip shop. There is a café near the beach and an ice
cream van in the car park. In Wells town, there is the harbour,
amusement arcades and shops. A regatta and carnival are held in
Dogs are banned
from a 200-yard stretch of the beach between the beginning of May
and the end of September.
There are no
lifeguards but a beach warden is on duty from the beginning of May
until the end of September. A siren is sounded when the tide is
coming in and there is a danger of being trapped on the wrong side
of the channel. A lifeboat is based at Wells. First aid is available.
Click here for our top ten tips
for beach safety.
car park is pay and display. One ticket lasts all day.
There are some
disabled spaces in the car park but normal charges are levied. In
the car park there is one toilet for the disabled. As the ramp to
the beach is steep, help is advisable. There is no access to the
beach huts for wheelchair users.