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Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Travel and Transport


Services run from King's Lynn, Norwich, Fakenham and Sheringham. The Coast Hopper bus service runs between Hunstanton and Sheringham and provides a year-round bus service for locals and visitors to the area. For timetables and further information visit Norfolk Green on: or telephone 01553 776980


The nearest train station is at Sheringham - larger stations with main line connections are located at Norwich and King's Lynn. Connections from Norwich to Sheringham are operated by One Railway. For schedules contact the National Rail Enquiry Service on 08457 484950 or National Express East Anglia: or call 0870 333 4876 (for online bookings)


If travelling by car the main car parking areas in Wells are:

Freeman Street Carpark, NR23 1FD -  a new car park has recently opened behind Freeman Street in Wells-next-the-Sea providing coach parking for the town along with car parking spaces. Both the town and beach can be accessed via a pathway from the eastern side of the car park.

Stearman's Yard Car Park – near The Captains Table (formerly The Ark Royal PH) – Postcode: NR23 1BQ

Wells Town Football Club - there will be NO public parking on the recreation field/football club field - however Holkham Estate will be opening an overflow car park on the Pitch & Putt along the Beach Road – Postcode: NR23 1DR

Wells Quay Car Park – The Quay – Postcode: NR23 1AT

Beach Road Car Park – Beach Road – Postcode NR23 1DR (please note this carpark is approx 1 mile from the town centre although there is a miniature railway that runs from near the carpark to opposite the town)

During Wells carnival week it is sometimes necessary to close roads and restrict parking in various areas around the town – in particular during Carnival Day and Evening it is essential that we keep the area around the Buttlands clear of cars for the carnival procession. Please assist the Carnival Committee and local police by parking responsibly. Thank-you

Public Toilets

  1. On Beach Road by the recreation field/Wells Town Football club
  2. Behind The Captains Table (formerly The Ark Royal PH) Car Park, Freeman Street
  3. Opposite The Present House, Nr the Buttlands,
  4. By the Beach Road Car Park near to Wells Beach, Beach Road

Tourist Information Centre

TIC, Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AN Telephone: +44 (0)871 200 3071 or 01328 710885

Main Event locations

This map shows where most of the Carnival events are held in the town, any events taking place in other locations (eg. Teddy Bears Picnic, Beach Party, Sandcastle Competition etc.) will be shown within the programme.

Event Location map