Your dog will love a cottage holiday in Wells-next-the-Sea
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the stunning Norfolk coast, Wells-next-the-Sea offers tranquillity in abundance. Book one of our dog-friendly cottages in Wells-next-the-Sea and your four-legged friend doesn’t have to miss out on a family break. With stunning beaches offering a heady cocktail of scents for curious canines and some superb country walks, your holiday could make your hound a happy one!
The beach in Wells-next-the-Sea was almost designed for dogs! It’s a huge stretch of sand, and there’s only a small area on which dogs aren’t permitted; the rest is free for romping on all year round. The beach has won the Countryfile Best Beach of the Year Award and has plenty to offer dogs and their owners, including a nature reserve, although your dog will need to be on a lead for that bit. In addition, the Wells Beach Café is incredibly accommodating. They sell a range of doggie beach-towels, bowls and bandanas, but the things that will really set tails wagging is the selection of specially-made dog treats. The Liver and Bacon Biscuits come highly recommended!
If you’ve worked up an appetite then try out The Golden Fleece. With beautiful, wooden interiors, beach views and a superb menu, it’s the perfect pub for an evening meal. However, your four-pawed pal won’t be left out; they can be given free doggie treats while you eat and there are water-bowls for use by canine patrons. Mucky pups can get clean in the ‘Wash n Wag’ dog wash, before you go home to one of our dog-friendly cottages in Wells-next-the-Sea.
Dog-friendly things to do
While exploring Wells-next-the-Sea will definitely take up some of your time, the town is perfectly positioned for seeing the North Norfolk sights. If you’re not sure where to begin, we’ve put together a few of our favourites:
Just 15 minutes’ drive from the town you’ll find Morston, which is the home of Beans Boat Trips. For a small fee, you and your dog can hop aboard a specially-adapted ferry and take a cruise along Morston Creek and on into Blakeney Harbour. Along the way, you can spot colonies of grey and common seals.
Holt Country Park
You’ll find Holt Country Park less than half an hour’s drive from Wells-next-the-Sea. With miles of stunning woodlands to discover, it’s an ideal way to put your pooch through his paces! However, if you do make it to the heath, you might want to consider getting the lead out, as wild ponies and other livestock roam here.
Head west for around half an hour and you’ll see signs for Blickling Hall. An impressive National Trust stately home, it’s surrounded by expansive woods where you can let your pooch off the lead.