Wells-next-the-Sea is a popular seaside resort which has a working quay where fishermen continue their trade. It is also very popular with private boat owners who moor up alongside the marina. There are boat trips to see the seals who have a colony a little further along the coast.
On the quayside the local pastime of ‘gullying’ is practised with the young and old alike. Wells has many opportunities for artists to sketch or paint as well as beautiful walks for those walking their dogs or taking a family outing to absorb the beautiful scenery or for those who are walkers and like to walk the coastal paths.
Attractions (Displays, exhibits, rides etc.)
Wells has a Carnival in the first week of August each year lasting for one whole week with daily attractions for young and old. The Maltings, in the main street host a variety of craft fairs that run throughout the year where one can buy many a gift for those family members that can cause many a headache if left to the last minute. It is also host to the Christmas Panto and many plays and evenings of entertainment. Wells Carnival Website
There are many galleries in and around Wells as this area is very popular with artists.
A short distance away is the small village of Walsingham that is home to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. Here we have the two main Anglican and Roman Catholic places of pilgrimage with great historical significance.
There are many surrounding towns and villages that host Farmers Markets and various other markets.
Additional Information and Resources
Here are some useful reference sites for the Wells next the Sea area.
The Wells Guide – The essential guide to Wells-next-the-sea
We have various map of the town and the area for your information.
Take a look at Wells Maltings there are plenty of community activities, exhibitions and events throughtout the year.
There are many restaurants and public houses that have a good reputation for quality.
We have the Wells Beach Bus Service that runs in the Summer from the quay to the beach so you can leave your car at the B&B.