A day at Wells-Next-The-Sea

As many of you may know I am currently on holiday in Norfolk and for those of you who have been following my blog for a while it is a bit of a tradition in our family. When my mum was growing up she used to come to boarding school up in Norfolk so she spent most of her teenage life up here. It has also been a popular place for my Nan to visit throughout her life. Around 10 years ago we started coming up here every year in the Summer Holidays for a weeks trip in the country and coast. 

We arrived in Norfolk on Saturday afternoon where we had a lovely lunch at our favourite gastro pub on the corner just before you enter the town of Holt. We woke up on Sunday morning a little optimistic of the weather as it has rained all night, typical British weather am I right? So we headed over to Wells-Next-The-Sea which is probably my favourite town in Norfolk. Wells is filled with gorgeous quaint shops, cafes and the quay is a lovely view. 

We started off our day with a walk down the quay side before heading up Staithe Street were I purchased the most gorgeous taupe handbag from a small boutique-y shop called Simply Norfolk. More pictures to come of that, I promise. Staithe Street is filled with boutique-y, independent stores which have everything from gifts to homeware to clothing and bags. 

We then headed for a bite to eat where we eat local Wells sausages with onion marmalade. A delicious place to eat along the quay with a beautiful view. After, we decided to head to the beach as the sun had come out. Seeing as the carpark was closed by the beach, we got the miniature steam train down to the beach which was filled with lots of laughter as the four of us squeezed into one little carriage of the train. 

Whilst we were on the beach we found a tiny little crab on the shore. Norfolk is renounded for crabs or crabbing along the quays and we always get so excited when we see one as we used to go crabbing all the time when we were young. 


Wells-Next-The-Sea is my all time favourite beach for the golden sand, brightly coloured beach huts and a wonderful cafe. We took a stroll along the sea front before heading over to the Cafe for an ice cream and a cup of tea. Followed by a perch in the giant deckchairs and funny photos for a laugh. 

Where’s your favourite holiday destination? 

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