This unspoilt harbour town is a fantastic base for exploring the North Norfolk coastline. There is a long sweeping sandy bay, with colourful beach huts and a variety of independent shops, tea rooms and amusement arcades. Visitors can stroll along the beach to Holkham Bay, another lovely way to travel to and from the town is the Wells Harbour Railway with views across to the harbour and the golf course. The Wells and Walsingham Railway is also a charming steam train route.
Amongst the moored boats in the harbour is the Albatros, one of the oldest sailing ships still afloat. Food and drink is served aboard, there is also live music and themed public events throughout the year. At the top of the main street of shops is the green, with a few nearby inns to choose from. The Whin Hill Ciderworks is the perfect venue to sample the local cider and apple juices.
There are boat trips out to Blakeney Point where the seals are often found basking on the sandbanks. The surrounding marshlands of Holkham Nature Reserve are a haven for migrating birds, larks and geese. From the town there are guided alpaca treks which is a fun and interesting way to explore the coastline.
Holkham Hall is open seasonally to the public and there are marked routes for walkers to explore the estate, which is also home to a large herd of deer. There is boat and canoe hire available from the lake.