Nestled on the North Norfolk coast, Wells-next-the-Sea is a charming harbour town - the ideal base for a relaxing seaside getaway with the four-legged friend. Boasting a leafy Georgian Square (The Buttlands), bustling harbourfront and a wide array of welcoming shops, pubs and cafes, you’ll find plenty to do in and around the local neighbourhood. Wells-next-the-Sea has even been selected as one of the best places in the country for a doggy dinner!
Part of the largest coastal nature reserve in both England and Wales, the local area is abounding in breathtaking beaches, towering chalk cliffs and sleepy fishing villages. In fact, the surroundings are so lovely they are truly fit for the Queen, with the Royal Family’s magnificent Grade II listed Sandringham Estate located just down the road.
As well as beautiful scenery, the local area is also home to an incredible array of pet-friendly holiday cottages. From cosy log cabins to traditional brick and flint cottages and everything in between, you’re sure to find a property just perfect for you in the local area. Whilst perhaps not as quite grand as the Queen’s home, you and the pup can still live like royalty in the comfort, space and privacy of our gorgeous Norfolk hideaways.
Things to do in Wells-next-the-Sea with your dog
From visiting beautiful beaches and historic homes to seal watching and alpaca trekking, the local area is full of an array of activities for groups of all ages and interests. Here are our five favourite dog-friendly things to do in Wells-next-the-Sea.
Best for: Sandy toes and happy pups
Renowned for its endless sandy shores; bright, cheerful beach huts and beautiful vistas, you’ll find Wells Beach just a short walk away from town. With dog-friendly sections all year round, this is the ideal spot for an afternoon spent playing fetch.
Dog-friendly pit stop nearby: Refuel after your walkies with lunch and a coffee at the Bang In Wells - a friendly local cafe located ‘bang in’ the centre of town.
North Norfolk Railway
Best for: Blowing off some steam
Treat the pooch to a ride on the North Norfolk Railway. Wending its way through the beautiful local landscape, from the Victorian seaside resort of Sheringham to the picturesque Georgian town of Holt, this 10 mile round trip is sure to delight all the group.
Dog-friendly pit stop nearby: Enjoy a pint of real ale and heaped plate of tasty local grub at the Lobster Inn - a great old fashioned Sheringham local.
Best for: History buffs
Enjoy a historic day out in the grounds, walled gardens and courtyard café of the magnificent Holkham Hall. Another of the area’s regal residences, this graceful 18th century mansion is this historic seat of the Earls of Leicester.
Dog-friendly pit stop nearby: You and the hound can lap up a royal welcome at The Victoria Inn, a beautiful and historic tavern located within walking distance at the gates of Holkham Hall.
Location: Morston Quay
Best for: A refreshing sea breeze
Leave the landlubbers behind and set off on a seafaring adventure with Bean’s Boat Trips. Learn about the local coastline before arriving at Blakeney Point, where you’ll find seals basking in the sandbanks.
Dog-friendly pit stop nearby: Celebrate finding your sea legs (and paws) with a pint of local ale at the welcoming Edinburgh Inn.
Best for: Salty sea dogs
One of the loveliest beaches in Norfolk, the dog-friendly Holkham Beach is a must visit during your stay. Pack a picnic and spend a day playing in the waves, spotting the local wildlife and relaxing on the soft sand.
Dog-friendly pit stop nearby: Enjoy delicious food, stunning sea views and friendly service at The Golden Fleece.