One of the most attractive towns on one of England’s most attractive coastlines, Wells-next-the-Sea is a great place for camping and glamping holidays. This picture-perfect town offers the opportunity to experience all the things that Norfolk is famous for: crab fishing, seal watching, dune-backed sandy beaches, historic houses and quaint market towns. And there’s a great selection of camping and glamping sites in and around Wells-next-the-Sea that have had the thumbs up from the Hipcamp travel experts…
In the middle of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Wells-next-the-Sea is highly recommended for camping and glamping holidays. The Hipcamp experts have toured Norfolk and the rest of the UK to find sites that we think offer something special. Sometimes that means a perfect pitch for your tent and sometimes that means a luxurious glamping pad with all the bells and whistles you could Hope for. There are bell tents and yurts, shepherd huts and treehouses – all that have had the Hipcamp seal of approval. Wells-next-the Sea is in a part of East Anglia that’s famed for wildlife and the great outdoors so we don’t think there’s any better way to stay. After days out exploring all that Norfolk has to offer you can return to your camping or glamping site near Wells-next-the-Sea, immersed in the natural beauty that makes Norfolk one of the UK’s best-loved holiday destinations.
Wells-next-the-Sea is idyllically located between the pine-backed beach of Holkham and the seal-watching hot spot at Blakeney Point. If it’s wildlife you’ve come for, you’ll be spoilt for choice; the whole of the Norfolk coastline is a well-known birding treasure trove and the salt marshes and lagoons surrounding Wells are no exception. Stride out on the Norfolk Coast in either direction and keep your eyes peeled. You can also head to the nearby RSPB’s base at Titchwell or the nature reserves at Holkham or Blakeney to catch sight of huge numbers of breeding and migrating birds.
In Wells-next-the-Sea itself you can spend time on the vast beach at low tide and when the tide comes in try your hand at crabbing from the harbour walls. There’s a great selection of independent shops and eateries, harbourside amusements and a station for the Wells and Walsingham Light Railway. Step aboard one of its little trains to enjoy countryside views from the world’s smallest public railway and, perhaps, visit Walsingham Abbey at the other end of the line. There’s more history to discover at Norfolk’s manor houses. The closest to Wells-next-the-Sea is Holkham Hall but the Queen’s rural residence at Sandringham and the former home of Britain’s first prime minister, Houghton Hall, are also within reach. For more ideas on days out while you’re camping or glamping in Wells-next-the-Sea, take a look at the Cool Places guide to Norfolk.
From the gantry-framed harbour and fish-and-chip shops of town, to the beach-hut-backed beach and the stately grounds of nearby Holkham Hall, discover the best campsites near Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk with this hand-picked collection from Hipcamp.