Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway or a proper holiday for some serious R&R, these holiday lettings in Wells Next the Sea make the perfect home base for whatever seaside stay you've got in mind. For family trips or romantic breaks, you'll find everything from spacious, dog-friendly properties to cosy nests just big enough for 2.

Family-friendly getaways in Wells Next the Sea

Along with sandy beaches and maritime pursuits on the North Sea, Wells Next the Sea also boasts a wealth of shops, eateries and other attractions in a charming town that's just a short trip from scenic vistas at the Norfolk Coast AONB and the Scolt Head Island National Nature Reserve.

Beachfront bliss for all ages

If you're travelling with the little ones, you're in luck – there's plenty of fun to be had on the Wells Next the Sea's ample, sandy beachfront. A short trip from the holiday cottages in town, the shore of the Norfolk Coast AONB is a popular spot for swimming and sunbathing, with a row of colourful beach huts that make for great family portraits.

Full steam ahead for family fun

Another popular site for visitors of all ages is the Wells Harbour Railway. The miniature railway departs from the town centre, with 4 steam- and diesel-powered trains making the mile-long journey to the beach every 15 minutes or so.

All-ages entertainment at the fishing quay

Visitors of all ages will find plenty to do at the fishing quay. Along with popular crab fishing, there's also an amusement arcade and shops selling ice cream, seafood and other treats, or you can just sit and watch the fishing boats as they dock and depart.

Explore ideas for romantic Wells Next the Sea retreats

Looking for the ideal backdrop for the perfect couples getaway? Along with sandy beaches on the North Sea, Wells Next the Sea also boasts a charming downtown that's just a short trip from scenic vistas at the Norfolk Coast AONB and the Scolt Head Island National Nature Reserve.

Explore a foodie paradise from your seaside cottage

With a wealth of pubs, taverns and restaurants, Wells Next the Sea is a paradise for epicurean pursuits. Throughout the town centre, charming eateries in former coaching inns and other historic buildings offer a wide variety of traditional British fare, as well as plenty of fresh-caught seafood.

Snap some selfies with seaside scenery

A short trip from central Wells Next the Sea holiday homes, you can find spectacular vistas at the Scolt Head Island National Nature Reserve. Then, you and your special someone can stroll the marshland walking trails at Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve, and snap a quick selfie to post for the folks back home.

Pack a picnic and head for the park

For an al fresco dining experience, plan a picnic lunch at the Buttlands. The leafy park is lined with lime trees, and it's a popular meeting space for local events throughout the year. Nearby holiday rentals make getting here quick and easy.

Budget-friendly options for cheap breaks in Wells Next the Sea

You don't have to break the bank to have a great time in Wells Next the Sea. Miles of nature preserves, buzzy annual events and casual dining abound for a high-quality holiday that's easy on the wallet.

Experience local colour with annual events

The Wells Carnival is a popular summertime event, when the town transforms into a lively festival complete with BBQs, live music and vendors' stalls, plus a parade featuring costumes and floats. Best of all, entry to the carnival is 100% free.

Gratis strolls in a nearby nature reserve

The Holkham National Nature Reserve, England's largest national nature reserve, boasts 9,600 acres of marsh, woodland and sandy dunes along the coast of the North Sea. It's a popular spot for bird-watching, too. The reserve offers 3 parking areas, including 1 that's free of charge, and you can find a number of low-cost cottage or villa rentals that are just a quick drive away.

Peruse the pine woods from a holiday rental

Just inland from the beach, the pine woods are another scenic natural spot. Here, you can spot grey squirrels and plenty of bird life. The woods are easily accessible thanks to a nearby parking lot, while several sets of wood steps offer direct access from the beach.