Destination guide

Travel to Wells-next-the-Sea cottages for outdoor adventures

The charming port town of Wells-next-the-Sea is one of the most beautiful areas along England's north coast and is perfect for pet-friendly cottages in Norfolk. There are plenty of fantastic outdoor areas where dogs can play, such as the beaches. You'll also like Holkham Bay, Holkham Hall and the Holkham National Nature Reserve. Many of the restaurants and cafes allow dogs in outdoor areas. With so much to do, you can create the trip of a lifetime with your dog in Wells-next-the-Sea.


Historic Norfolk with Wells-next-the-Sea holiday lets

Riding the 5-mile-long Wells and Walsingham Light Railway is a Norfolk rite of passage, with the narrow-gauge train chugging past pretty villages, wildflower-strewn fields and the ruins of Walsingham Abbey. Just out of town is Holkham Hall, a handsome Palladian estate set in 25,000 acres of rolling parkland. Visitors are welcome to tour the stately home, paddle on the lake and enjoy scones, jam and cream in the courtyard cafe. Want to stay in a living slice of history? Swap chain hotels for characterful Wells-next-the-Sea holiday rentals housed in historic Georgian townhouses, flint cottages and converted barns.

Things to do

Seaside stays with Wells-next-the-Sea holiday cottages

Set behind rolling pine-covered dunes, Wells Beach treats sunseekers to miles of golden sand studded with colourful beach huts. Pack an umbrella and spend the day relaxing on the sand, splashing in the shallow water and getting creative with your bucket and spade. If beach access is a priority, snap up Wells-next-the-Sea holiday cottages just steps from the sand. From early morning yoga practice to sunset beachcombing sessions, you can access the Norfolk Coast in a matter of minutes.


Activities and attractions in and around Wells-next-the-Sea

Are you hoping to discover things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Wells-next-the-Sea has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Courtyard Farm (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
  • Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre (13.7 mi / 22.1 km)
  • Priory Maze & Gardens (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Hunstanton Golf Club (15 mi / 24.2 km)
  • Norfolk Lavender (15.5 mi / 25 km)
  • Snettisham Park (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Wells-next-the-Sea

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Wells-next-the-Sea is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Holkham National Nature Reserve (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Wells-next-the-Sea Beach (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Holkham Bay (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Blakeney National Nature Reserve (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Brancaster Beach (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • RSPB Titchwell Marsh (11 mi / 17.7 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Wells-next-the-Sea

The nearest airport is in Norwich (NWI-Norwich Intl.), located 26 mi (41.9 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Getting around from Wells-next-the-Sea holiday rentals

Wells-next-the-Sea is anchored by Staithe Street, a pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare lined with cafes, restaurants and boutiques. The atmosphere is infectious, so why not stay local with Wells-next-the-Sea holiday rentals that put you within walking distance of ice cream parlours, fish 'n' chip shops and the amusement arcade? You can rent a car and explore the county at your own pace or take advantage of local bus services operating throughout the Norfolk Coast.

Food & drink 

Enjoy farm-fresh Norfolk produce in Wells-next-the-Sea

Norfolk offers a bounty of farm-fresh produce, including creamy blue veined cheese, artisan mustard and free-range turkey. For sweet treats, gobble down Norfolk ginger cakes and spiced "fair button" biscuits at local bakeries. Seafood-lovers can bite into Norfolk's famous Cromer crabs, which thrive in the county's shallow coastal reefs. The sweet, meaty crustaceans are best enjoyed with black pepper, lemon juice and a side of sauteed sea asparagus. You'll find them served at most local seafood restaurants, or you could stock up from fishmongers at the quay and throw your own seafood BBQ in the garden of your Norfolk holiday cottage.

Essential info

Facts for your Wells-next-the-Sea holiday rentals stay

  • Pack layers, as the Norfolk Coast can get chilly, even in the height of summer
  • Tipping isn't expected in the UK, but 10% is always appreciated if you receive excellent service
  • Drinking water is pristine in the UK, so pack a reusable water bottle and save on plastic
  • Unlock access to period properties with self-contained holiday rentals located in the heart of the historic seaside resort

Can I find a vacation rental around Wells-next-the-Sea?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 538 vacation rentals near Wells-next-the-Sea. From 210 cottages to 448 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Wells-next-the-Sea for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Wells-next-the-Sea?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Wells-next-the-Sea. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • The Granary Theatre: 1,366 vacation rentals
  • Whin Hill Cider: 1,358 vacation rentals
  • Holkham Hall: 1,273 vacation rentals
  • Holkham National Nature Reserve: 1,401 vacation rentals
  • Royal West Norfolk Golf Club: 1,049 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Wells-next-the-Sea listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Wells-next-the-Sea?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 210 Cottages in Wells-next-the-Sea. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Wells-next-the-Sea include:

  • Houses: 448 rentals available
  • Flats: 53 rentals available
  • Cabins: 210 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Wells-next-the-Sea?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6 vacation rentals with pool available in Wells-next-the-Sea. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.