The harbour at Wells has long since been the most attractive and welcoming haven in the greater Wash area. An old established and still active commercial and fishing port, the community in Wells surrounds the waterfront and in the summer months, is a magnet for tourists visiting north Norfolk.
Its popularity though is reason enough to think carefully over how to get there. Either by boat or public transport are the methods of choice. Once achieved, the marine tourist will not be disappointed.
Weather is the principal consideration for the water borne visitor. All advice necessary is on the excellent Wells Harbour website.
Much of the harbour dries but there is a 2m draft minimum on the visitor pontoon, according to tidal height. Check in advance with the harbour office, particularly if opting for the main quay.
- 35 tonne boat lift
- Bottled gas available from nearby suppliers within walking distance
- Various marine trades available locally
Port Of Wells, Harbour Office, West Quay, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AT
Tel: 01328 711646
|Electricity provided (on the visitor pontoon)|
|Water provided||On pontoon or the main quay|
|Showers/toilets||Yes – on the facilities barge|
|Laundry||Yes – on the facilities barge|
|24 hour CCTV coverage|
|Sewerage pump out|
|Diesel sales (at fuel berth)|
Entering Wells from the sea is straightforward as long as the buoyed channel is followed and at the right state of the tide. It is nonetheless recommended that the advice given on the harbour’s website is adhered to.
Note that the Wells harbour launch will guide you in on request. Particularly valuable for first time visitors. Entrance not recommended if swell conditions at the harbour bar are extreme. Again, take advice from the harbour office.
Other services available include:
- Marine trades in the town.
- Many restaurants and pubs.
- Locally caught sea food.
- Good public transport links.