Harbour Office Opening Times

Summer
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Winter
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.

Emergencies

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.

Wells is a base for the Sheringham Shoal offshore windfarm, with an Outer Harbour for personnel transfer vessels, and dredging of the harbour entrance channel to increase access times to the harbour.  The Port also 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.