Location

Wells-Next-the-Sea is a quaint fishing port full of character and history. The harbour still has working crab and lobster boats along with the Albatross, the Dutch sailing barge moored on the quay.  An impressive feature of the harbour is the large granary building with its distinctive overhanging gantry once supplying huge quantities of malt to Dutch and then London breweries.  Narrow streets wind from the harbour to the Butlands, a fine and gentile Georgian square.

 

Fishermans Cottage is located on the quieter east side of the harbour.  It's a 2 minute walk into town where you can while away the afternoon mooching around the shops, boutiques and art galleries.  If you don’t feel like cooking then you are spoilt for choice with the range of cafes, restaurants and of course the award winning fish and chips. 

 

Wells beach with its glorious white sands, colourful beach huts and stunning pine forest is a 25 min walk, 5 min drive or in the summer months a short ride away on the miniature train.  On a warm day take a picnic, a blanket and stay on after the crowds to watch the sunset before strolling back to the cottage at your leisure.

The diverse coastline forms part of the largest nature reserve in England with up to 5,000 seals and some of the best birdwatching in the country. The lovely Georgian towns of Holt and Burnham Market are nearby as well as Blakeney, Brancaster, Holkham and Cromer.

The Coasthopper stop is nearby and will take you to all the villages and beaches along the coast road or maybe hire bikes or paddle boards from the harbour and see the town and coastline from a different perspective.