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Address: Wells-next-the-Sea, England
Phone Number: 01328-71-31-11
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Wonderful day

Went with the family and young children. The view is amazing. The beach is sandy and the water is warmer than any other sides I've been. The only downside side us that there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Bruna P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with the family and young children. The view is amazing. The beach is sandy and the water is warmer than any other sides I've been. The only downside side us that there are not any public toilets near by . But otherwise is an amazing place where the kids can have a great time.

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Thank Bruna P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful place with parking available at a very reasonable price. You need to walk a fair way when the tide is out and the sand is a bit boggy in places so difficult if taking a pushchair but achievable. There aren't the facilities you will find at wells beach but a lovely little cafe van with wonderful homemade... More 

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Thank Claire H
Coalville, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Holkham is a beautiful, 7 mile long stretch of sand backed by dunes and pine forests. It is very flat so perfect for children to play in the sea, although beware it can go out a long way at low tide. The sand is golden, soft and deep. Horses are allowed on the beach and so are dogs but it... More 

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Thank Mark L
Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a massive beach which is totally unspoilt. It's very easy to get to being a short walk from the car park over a boardwalk. The beach is open to dogs and horses as well as humans and is that spacious that it's impossible to feel overcrowded. It's also by the North Norfolk Reserve that has at least one... More 

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Thank scout6624
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic sandy beach which stretches for miles. Long way from any facilities so be prepared. Often a film location site.

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Thank F0xylady60
herts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this vast beach, beautiful golden sand and dog friendly. We had a lovely time and so did our poodles, hope to return soon.

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Thank thirtyHerts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a joy to go with family and friends at anytime. Wells and Holkham are the best in Norfolk and a favourite for years. Golden beaches, great for swimming, sunbathing, family air just relaxing.

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Thank Jill M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful expanse of beach, although a bit of a trek from the car park (pay and display) I was surprised that no one has thought of supplying some easy transportation to ferry the less able to and from the beach. Very dog friendly.

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Thank Linda M
Bourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Where I had my first date with my husband, we love it so much, we return every year to celebrate our anniversary, so pleased that it has not been made commercial at all

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Thank Aimee S
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my goodness, I have been to some spectacular beaches around the world. But,this beach is truly something else. Really special. We got there early & parked in the car park. Unlike some reviews I felt car park fee was fair. Agree with many though that some "facilities" would be good. All I can say it's a good job there... More 

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