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.

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 2 beaches at Wells-next-the-Sea, 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 6.6℃ to 7.2℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Dec 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (NNE)
Wednesday, Dec 07partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.7℃ to 3.9℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (NW)
Thursday, Dec 08fair_night
Expect a temp in the range -1.3℃ to -0.7℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (W)
Friday, Dec 09clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -2.5℃ to -1.7℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Dec 10partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range -3.1℃ to -2℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Dec 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range -1.5℃ to -0.8℃ with wind speed 4.4 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.

Mon 05 Dec
   High Tide at 04:14 (Height 2.44m)
   Low Tide at 12:34 (Height -0.96m)
   High Tide at 17:00 (Height 2.42m)
Tue 06 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:25 (Height -0.42m)
   High Tide at 05:02 (Height 2.71m)
   Low Tide at 13:21 (Height -0.77m)
   High Tide at 17:40 (Height 2.70m)
Wed 07 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:24 (Height -0.24m)
   High Tide at 05:45 (Height 2.96m)
   Low Tide at 14:03 (Height -0.45m)
   High Tide at 18:16 (Height 2.97m)
Thu 08 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:13 (Height 0.03m)
   High Tide at 06:25 (Height 3.15m)
   Low Tide at 14:41 (Height -0.06m)
   High Tide at 18:49 (Height 3.19m)
Fri 09 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:54 (Height 0.32m)
   High Tide at 07:04 (Height 3.26m)
   Low Tide at 15:10 (Height 0.31m)
   High Tide at 19:22 (Height 3.35m)
Sat 10 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:49 (Height 0.58m)
   High Tide at 07:41 (Height 3.28m)
   Low Tide at 13:30 (Height 0.57m)
   High Tide at 19:54 (Height 3.44m)
Sun 11 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:21 (Height 0.67m)
   High Tide at 08:16 (Height 3.21m)
   Low Tide at 14:10 (Height 0.60m)
   High Tide at 20:25 (Height 3.45m)

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