Located between Holkham Hall and Blakeney Point, you will find the pretty harbour town of Wells-next-the-Sea. With its harbour naturally sheltered by salt marshes from the open sea, Wells-next-the-Sea was once one of the great ports of eastern England in Tudor times.
Today, the harbour is still used by sailing and crabbing boats and is overlooked by the imposing granary dating from 1904. The quay is a favourite spot for crabbing or gillying as it’s known locally, with families lined up along the harbour wall from dawn until dusk.
Wells town has a leafy Georgian Square and on Staithe Street you’ll find a mix of traditional and contemporary shops and welcoming pubs.
On the outskirts of town is the Wells & Walsingham Light Railway which takes you on a four-mile train ride to Walsingham.
The beach is just a short walk from the town, or you can catch the seasonal narrow-gauge railway, where you’ll be greeted with a row of colourful picture-postcard beach huts along the sandbanks, bordered by pine woods.
Wells-next-the-Sea is an unspoiled seaside town that’s waiting to be discovered during your North Norfolk holiday.