Wells-next-the-sea – Norfolk

October half term 2020 is unlike many, in the sense the novelty of ‘lock-down’ and the reality that its going to be a long winter loom over as winter nights close in fast, however that doesn’t mean it has to be a dull one.

Located just 50 minutes north-west of Norwich this seaside walk consisting of all the key elements of a great day for the whole family, sandy beaches, woodlands, local shops and a park.

We parked at the ‘Stearmans Yard’ Car park located a short walk from the main water front known as ‘The Quay’.

Here you a given two choices, either head along the front taking in the selection of independent shops and cafes or take the walk along the quayside down towards the main beach.

The walk along the quayside to the beach is approx. 1.2 miles therefore quiet alot for little feet however goes by quickly due to the great landscape. I would recommend that if doing this in any other season then summer you coat up as the path is raised and offers no protection from the sea driven cross winds. At the end you are met with a cafe, toilets and the coastal walk. Be aware that this is a very popular location and is often busy all day long. The walk to the beach is quick from here, up a flight of wooden stairs and straight onto the beach.

Running behind the beach is a woodland walk which is great for entertaining the children, with plenty of places to hide and trees to climb. The walk back follows the same path along the quayside, leading up to a children’s park just before the main ‘strip’. Overall our walk was just under 5 miles and all three children managed it without a problem and consisted all a bit of everything for all the family.

Let me know your thoughts of Wells-next-sea, or any other places worth a family day out !

Cost – Car Park Only

Distance – Approx 5 miles

Toilets – Public toilets available along the route

Catering – Multiple cafes/pubs available


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