Wells Beach

Wells beach combines a sand beach with a little town and fishing port, although the town name is Wells-Next-the-Sea it is nearly a mile from the open sea and beach.

Wells beach is part of a long stretch of beach, joining Holkham and is backed by sand dunes and pine woods.

You often have to walk some way to get to the sea but be careful as when the tide turns and starts to come in it can be very fast.

Facilities at the beach include toilets, cafe/restaurant, shop, slipway, beach hut hire.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Wells Beach has dog restrictions.
Wells beach has a dog ban on a 200-yard stretch of the beach between the beginning of May and the end of September.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 28 beaches in Norfolk, or check our list of Norfolk Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Wells Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 11.1℃ to 12.8℃ with wind speed 8.8 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Feb 04partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.9℃ to 6.9℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Feb 05partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.6℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (W)
Monday, Feb 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range -1.7℃ to -0.6℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Feb 07partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range -1℃ to 1.1℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (SSW)
Wednesday, Feb 08cloudy
Expect a temp in the range -2.1℃ to -1.3℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (S)
Thursday, Feb 09clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.7℃ to -0.2℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (SSW)

Wells-next-the-Sea weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Wells Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Wells Beach is at Wells 0.92 km (0.57 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Fri 03 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:55 (Height -0.02m)
   High Tide at 05:14 (Height 2.36m)
   Low Tide at 12:58 (Height -0.03m)
   High Tide at 17:24 (Height 2.56m)
Sat 04 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:44 (Height 0.06m)
   High Tide at 05:59 (Height 2.67m)
   Low Tide at 13:35 (Height 0.17m)
   High Tide at 18:02 (Height 2.92m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:25 (Height 0.22m)
   High Tide at 06:39 (Height 2.95m)
   Low Tide at 14:03 (Height 0.38m)
   High Tide at 18:36 (Height 3.25m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:01 (Height 0.43m)
   High Tide at 07:15 (Height 3.18m)
   Low Tide at 14:24 (Height 0.56m)
   High Tide at 19:07 (Height 3.53m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:32 (Height 0.63m)
   High Tide at 07:46 (Height 3.33m)
   Low Tide at 14:38 (Height 0.67m)
   High Tide at 19:39 (Height 3.73m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:00 (Height 0.76m)
   High Tide at 08:16 (Height 3.40m)
   Low Tide at 14:46 (Height 0.68m)
   High Tide at 20:11 (Height 3.84m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:24 (Height 0.79m)
   High Tide at 08:47 (Height 3.38m)
   Low Tide at 15:00 (Height 0.59m)
   High Tide at 20:46 (Height 3.83m)

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