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Wells-next-the-Sea Town Information

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Fishing Boat in Harbour - Photo © Dai Darkin
Fishing Boat in Harbour - Photo: Dai Darkin CCL

With a working harbour, this jolly seaside resort has something of interest round every corner. The dune-filled beach set amidst pinewoods is a mile from the town and is best reached either on foot or via a miniature railway.

Each August the town stages a regatta, but sailboarding and water skiing are always on the agenda. Interesting properties include timber-framed Ware Hall House and the Victorian Church of St Nicholas, rebuilt in 1880.
A few miles away is the pilgrimage centre of Little Walsingham where a shrine to the Virgin Mary was established by a ‘miracle’ in the 11th century. The Wells and Walsingham Light Railway covers four miles and is the longest track using a 10 and a quarter inch gauge in the world. A steam loco was specially built for use on the line.

Beach Huts on Wells Beach - Photo © Ian Lavender
Beach Huts on Wells Beach -
Photo: Ian Lavender CCL