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Driving to Wells-next-the-Sea

Wells-next-the-Sea is located on the main A149 coast road. For driving directions use the map below or visit Google Maps.


Parking in Wells-next-the-Sea

There are two public car parks in Wells operated by North Norfolk District Council.

Stearman's Yard has parking for 160 cars and there are public toilets. For Sat Nav directions use postcode NR23 1BA.

Staithe Street has parking for 20 cars. For Sat Nav directions use postcode NR23 1AG.

For details of charges and opening times visit the NNDC website.

There is a large car park at the entrance to Wells Beach, run by Holkham Estate. It is located approximately 1 mile from the town centre. For Sat Nav directions use postcode NR23 1DR.

For details of charges and opening times visit the Holkham website.

There is a new car park on Freeman Street, run by Holkham Estate. Currently it has parking for approx 100 cars, but there are plans to eventually have spaces for 300 cars and 5 buses. For Sat Nav directions use postcode NR23 1FD.

For details of charges and opening times visit the Holkham website.


Disabled Parking in Wells-next-the-Sea

There are 8 Blue Badge parking spaces in the Stearman's Yard car park, operated by North Norfolk District Council. There no disabled spaces on the Quay car park. There are some spaces for disabled parking immediately as you enter the Wells Beach car park, on the right. In addition there is one disabled bay outside the Tourist Information centre on Freeman Street.

Access to the beach is either by steps or rough terrain through the pinewoods, however there is a concrete slope to the right of the car park by the beach bank, for easier access. The mile walk between the quay and the beach is wheelchair friendly and has ramps at both ends.