At low water, Wells beach has huge open views and mile upon mile of sand and shallow channels to enjoy. When the tide comes in, the beach is transformed into a harbour, with the entrance channel suddenly busy with visiting yachts, local fishing boats setting out for the day or returning with their catch as well as an array of small sailing boats racing or cruising in the channel.
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Keeping you safe
At the eastern edge of the beach, is Wells RNLI lifeboat station which houses both an all-weather lifeboat and a small, fast inshore lifeboat. The beach is also watched during the peak summer season by RNLI lifeguards.
For safety, always remember to check tide times and be sure to be returned to the beach-side of the main channel when the warning siren sounds or around four hours before high water.
Please see signs and other notices posted at the beach entrances for more information on the beach and any local restrictions.
Please note that dogs are not permitted on the first 200 yards of Wells beach from the eastern entrance but there’s no restriction from the west end of the car park entrances as long as dogs are kept under control. Assistant dogs are welcome in the no dog zone.
The beaches at Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham form part of a unique landscape, rich in wildlife and one which we need your help to protect. The area is popular with dog walkers throughout the year and we would like to remind all owners that it is your responsibility to keep your dog under close supervision and control and that you MUST clean up after your dog and use the dog waste bins provided. Our beach and the Holkham Nature Reserve are nationally important breeding areas which means during the nesting season, additional signage will be in place instructing dogs to be kept on a lead.
Details of Wells Beach car park daily charges, season tickets and opening times can be found here.