Yes, Wells-Next-the-Sea is a long way to drive for the day. However, fuel costs besides it is a really great family day out without breaking the bank. The grown ups love it, the kiddies love it and the doggies love it too. It’s a win win day out for all the family. It is just beautiful to go for a Winter day trip.
Preparing for a family trip to the beach
We live about a 2 hour drive from Wells-Next-the-Sea but that doesn’t deter us at all. We do try to prepare as much as possible and we kind of have a checklist for trips like this:
- Charge the devices (for the car)
- Pack travel games
- Pack spare clothes for kids, including spare socks
- Pack wellies and shoes
- Make a flask of hot chocolate
- Create a picnic lunch that you can carry in a rucksack and take with you
- Short change for the car park and amusement arcades
- Cash for the Fish n’ Chip shop
What is there to do at Wells-Next-the-Sea?
We love it here as you can spend hours, quite easily, just walking and playing. We park at the main beach car park, unless it is so busy and we have to find an alternative and we always walk the doggy route. They have cleverly separated the beach into dog friendly and no dogs allowed areas. If you go to the left, through the forest and over the steps, you are in the dog friendly area. If you walk to the right of the cafe then you are going to the no dogs allowed area.
We walk for miles, in all different directions. Sometimes we play on the beach close to the beach huts and play in the woodland too. Or sometimes we walk to Holkham beach, which is equally as beautiful and just huge. The sea goes out for miles, it would take a good hour to walk to it. It completely amazes me every time we visit.
After our picnic on the beach, games and walking fun we always get a beach hut photo. It’s a must. We then get packed up in the car, brush off the sand and get Fish n’ Chips before making our way home. It’s a thing we do at least 2 or 3 times a year. We love it.
Here is a little video I made when we went 5 years ago:
I would love to know what you think of Wells-Next-the-Sea, I cannot imagine that there is any negative feedback about this place. It’s perfect for families and doggies. If you haven’t been, you need to visit.