Beach Huts

Wells Water

The beach is at the end of the beach bank and can be accessed by foot; by car into the Pay & Display car park at the beach, or by using the seasonal miniature railway. The sandy beach stretches all the way to Holkham.

As an alternative to the busy Quay, the slipway opposite the cottage can be used for crabbing. The slipway can also be used at low tide to access the marshes and sand opposite the cottage.

Please find below a message from the Wells Lifeboat crew:

The most frequent rescues are to people and animals that get cut off by the tide.

Please take care when crossing the channel or venturing out on to the sands and marsh.  Remember the marsh is a nature reserve and a fragile environment and should be respected.  The safe option is to keep to the footpath.  Ask, if you don't know what time the tide comes in and if you walk out to the water's edge, occasionally glance backwards to make sure the water is not coming in behind you.  Also, if you hear a warning siren, that's to warn you the tide is on the turn and coming in and you should return to safety immediately.


Please pay attention to the warning signs regarding the tide. 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, either at the beach or opposite the cottage.


Swimming Pools

Sport A Peel, Wells-Next-The-Sea

Sport A Peel is the leisure facility within the Alderman Peel High School in Wells.  The swimming pool at the school is open to the public at various times during the school holidays and term time.  There is also a fitness suite open to the public. 


Splash, Sheringham

Tropical Leisure pool with wave machine, 150 ft giant waterslide, activity hall, health studio, saunas, children's paddling area, sun terrace & poolside cafe.


Pinewood Park Leisure Club, Upper Sheringham

Spacious pool with small pool, sauna and Jacuzzi.


Water Activities

Ben Riches Sea Fishing Trips, Wells-Next-The-Sea

Sail from Wells from April to November aboard the Whitby Crest. Depart from Wells Quay for 2-3 hour or 10 hour trips.  All levels of experience catered for.


Charlie Ward Traditional Boats, Blakeney

Charter the sailing barge Juno for a half or whole day. Juno accommodates up to 8 people and operates between April and October.


Coastal Exploration Company, Wells-Next-The-Sea

Henry's three wooden boats are based in Wells. Trips range from 4 hours to several days.


Coastal Rowing Association, Blakeney

Try your hand at rowing a St Ayles Skiff.


Lucy Lavers, Wells-Next-The-Sea

Trips from Wells on this historic lifeboat and Dunkirk veteran. Bookings made at the Tourist Office.


Norfolk etc, Morston

Sailing School and Norfolk Etc RYA sailing courses for adults and children. Sailing charters to the seals on Blakeney Point. Private Tuition and Charter in a Norfolk Oyster. Powerboat courses from beginner to advanced.


Norfolk Sea Fishing, Wells-Next-The-Sea

Sea fishing charter trips aboard Harveyboy; half or full day trips with Ross Fulford.


North Norfolk Paddle Boards, Burnham Overy Staithe

Stand up Paddleboards can be hired by the day or week, and can be taken away and used along the coast.


Wells Sailing Club

The club is based just along from Jolly Sailor Yard and has a clubhouse and parking for boats next to their own slipway.  There are races most weekends when the bar is also open.  Visitors are always welcome at the club, either on the water or in the Clubhouse.