Find us & Local Info


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:


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 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 – from summer 2022 there are plans to run a bus shuttle service from the carpark to 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


  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 – refurbishment due to be completed in July 2022 to include ‘changing places’ facilities
  3. Opposite The Present House, Nr the Buttlands,
  4. By the Beach Road Car Park near to Wells Beach, Beach Road

PLEASE NOTE: Public Toilets in Wells normally close at 8pm – although Wells Carnival requests the council extend this to 10pm during carnival week.


Situated on the ground floor in the Wells Maltings, Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AN


Wells-next-the-Sea no longer has a Bank however there are various cash points around the town and the Post Office offers the following:

Wells-next-the-Sea Post Office: For all your business & personal banking needs. To help Bank customers our Post Office can provide you with the following services:

Business & Personal Banking: cash withdrawals using debit card, cash & cheque deposits in to your bank account (subject to T & C’s), balances. You can find them in Station Road, Wells (next to the library). Opening hours Monday to Saturday 9:00 – 17:30 (Sunday closed). Contact 01328 710332 for any queries

CASH POINTS available in-store at: Co-op in Polka Road; Leftleys, Howells Bakers & Martins Newsagents in Staithe Street plus Pop-In leisure on the Quayside


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.