48 hours in Wells-next-the-Sea

Fancy a pretty sea­side spot? Look no fur­ther than this Nor­folk beauty

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DAY ONE What to do

It would be crim­i­nal to visit a sea­side town and not ex­plore the beach! And this stretch of golden sand is one of the coun­try’s finest. It’s a des­ig­nated Area of Out­stand­ing Nat­u­ral Beauty, and there are plenty of shells to see and birds to spot – in­clud­ing oys­ter­catch­ers and ringed plovers. Ex­plore on foot or take an adorable minia­ture steam train – they run ev­ery 15 min­utes from the town and har­bour. Wildlife fans can drive the 14 min­utes to Blak­eney Point and take a seal-watch­ing boat trip, where you should see com­mon and grey seals in their nat­u­ral habi­tat.

Book a trip with Beans Boats for £12 adults, £6 chil­dren. Call 01263 740038 or visit www.beans­boat­trips.co.uk

Where to eat

Visit Sands Restau­rant and en­joy panoramic views over the har­bour and watch fish­ing boats bob about. Open for break­fast, lunch or din­ner, it of­fers sim­ple sea­side meals – plenty of fresh seafood to tuck into.

Main cour­ses around £12. Call 01328 710534 or visit www.sand­srestau­rant.co.uk

What to do Where to stay

The Globe Inn is a charm­ing, small bou­tique ho­tel over­look­ing a leafy square. It also has a nice restau­rant spe­cial­is­ing in lo­cal in­gre­di­ents.

£140 per room per night, in­clud­ing break­fast. Call 01328 710206 or visit www.the­globeat­wells.co.uk

DAY TWO

If you’re in town in early Au­gust, you can en­joy all the colour of the car­ni­val. There will be more than 90 events, in­clud­ing a sand­cas­tle com­pe­ti­tion, fun runs, a teddy bears’ pic­nic and live mu­sic. For a great day out all year round, visit the Quay, which is of­ten buzzing with crab­bers and fish­ing boats, as well as hav­ing plenty of amuse­ments in the town’s only ar­cade.

The car­ni­val runs July 28 to Au­gust 6, with the main events tak­ing place on Au­gust 5. Visit www.wellscar­ni­val.co.uk

Where to eat

For a colour­ful cuppa or meal, visit Bang In Wells. The café is named for its cen­tral lo­ca­tion (in Staithe Street) and is a warm and wel­com­ing spot in an el­e­gant Grade II listed build­ing. It serves every­thing all day, so whether you want an early morn­ing slice of cake or an evening break­fast, you can sat­isfy any whim!

Call 01328 712149 or visit www.bang­in­wells.co.uk

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