Latest News from Port of Wells

Harbour Office Opening Times

Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday
9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Harbour Master, or staff on duty, will be present on the tide during peak season (beginning of June to end of August).  For the remainder of the year (September to end of May), a VHF listening watch will be maintained.


For emergencies in or around the harbour and coast, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.  At sea, call Humber Coastguard, VHF Ch.16.

Welcome to the

Port of Wells

The Commissioners and Staff at the Port of Wells would like to welcome you to Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).   We hope that you find our website informative and that it provides you with all the essential information, as well as keeping you informed of what’s going on in our beautiful harbour.

The harbour retains a vibrant fishing fleet, as well as RNLI station – home to historic lifeboats – and angling charter vessels.

The Port of Wells caters for a growing leisure trade, both for locally-owned boats and, increasingly, as a popular destination for visiting vessels from all over the UK and Europe. Sailing and other water-based leisure activities take place in the harbour, and the town itself has a thriving sailing club and a water ski club.  However, please note that jetski-type craft and hovercraft are not permitted.