Our Area

Wells-next-the-sea

Wells is one of the loveliest seaside towns on the east Coast, with its narrow streets, tiny yards and characteristic buildings. Small shops are dotted along the quay & along Staithe Street, selling everything from fish n' chips, ice cream, stripy rock, bucket & spades, fresh produce, books, clothes , shoes & trendy gifts.

Wells has a theatre, bank, post office, a lovely library that provides internet: dentist, doctors and a cottage hospital. The down side at the moment is that Wells hasn't got a petrol station, the nearest one is Burnham Market about six miles away or Blakeney about the same, however the upside is both villages are well worth a visit! (plus there's one in the pipe-line to be built soon in Wells).

From the quay, and along the harbour, local fishermen can be seen bringing home their daily catch.

Leisure boats are moored against pontoons, and sailing boats can be seen in full sail on a breezy day. On the quay-side children dangle their legs over the side as they catch ‘gillies‘ small crabs, and (no-one ever falls in)!! Walk to the beach, use the car or have a bit of fun & ride on the miniature rail train which runs every half hour.

Whilst waiting for the train,enjoy the Playing Field, with its fantastic large wooden play boat called the Bounty, sit in the sun whilst watching the children Play.

our area waterfront

 

 

 



Places to Eat

Just across the road from us is the Wells Crab House Cafe this is a local eatery that serves good home made food with a friendly service. Emerging from the floods is the Golden Fleece pub/restaurant under new management; wowing its customers with its refurbishment, friendly service and amazing menu tried & tested. There are other eateries The Globe Inn & The Crown situated on the Buttlands (town green) And of course a seaside resort would be nothing without its chip shops. Plattens Fish &Chips & Frenches Fish n' Chips.

Places to Go

Wells is the perfect base for bird watchers you can visit: HolkamTitchwell and Cley Marshes. If you visit RSPB you will find all the reserves in North Norfolk that are mentioned. For those who love to browse & shop Burnham Market & Holt are up market towns with several fine Cafes & restaurants: with narrow streets good clothes shops & contemporary home accessories. There are many garden centres in Norfolk & national trust Properties to visit, if you have time don't forget our fine city of Norwich.

Something for the Young Ones

  • Playland in Wells , is an ideal place for indoor fun, especially for those rainy days - www.playlandwells.com
  • Visit Holkam Hall which is 2 miles away, it is well worth a visit for both young & old. (The new play equipment design akin to Bewilderwood but on a smaller scale)
  • The local steam railway www.nnrailway.co.uk everyone loves an adventure on a steam train, this one will take you between Sheringham & Holt.
  • The Dinosaur Park - www.dinosauradventure.co.uk
  • Wild life Centres Snettisham Park - The Sea Life Centre at Hunstanton www.sealsanctuary.co.uk
  • Bewilderwood, near Hoveton, www.bewilderwood.co.uk become a Twiggle, this place is a must for all the family, tried & trusted with our own grand children (twiglets)
  • The National Trust offers excellent child friendly cafes and history trails for young and old - www.nationaltrust.org.uk
  • Norwich is also a fine city to visit and has lots to offer, visit Norwich Castle & take a dungeon or battlement tour it will make your day. To find out more go to - www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
  • Seal spotting boat trips, going from Wells, Morston and Blakeney.
  • Not forgetting the Beach Road Childrens Playing Field & of course the Pinewoods & Beach fresh air n' sunshine.