The Beach Café at Beach Road, Wells-next-the-Sea is in an idyllic location backed by mature pinewoods and a stone's throw from the beach. The café re-opened in spring 2011 and has been transformed into a fresh and vibrant place to eat, drink and shop. It's the perfect venue and place to meet.
As summer arrives, whether dining al fresco on the sunny terrace or picnicking on the beach, you can enjoy fresh local produce at its best, with tasty snacks and light meals, a variety of hot and cold drinks and everyone's favourite - ice creams and ice lollies. Children will love our 'Children's Meal Deal' and can choose five of our 'Beach Bites' and get a FREE bucket to carry them in! The café also offers a selection of traditional beach goods as well as a range of products with a seaside theme, made exclusively for Holkham. You will be sure to find that perfect memento of your visit to north Norfolk.
In the winter months after a bracing walk on the beach, get comfy in our sofas and arm chairs around the warmth of the roaring wood-burning stove. We've got traditional board games such as draughts, chess and Scrabble to keep you occupied, newspapers to read at the weekends and even free WiFi. You'll love our range of knitted hats, gloves and scarves, ideal to keep you cosy. Our "Winter Warmer" drinks range will raise the temperature with Horlicks, Ovaltine, 'hot chocolate of the week' and even Bovril! Or if you are feeling peckish then our bacon baps and homemade chilli are just the job!
Calling All Dog Lovers
Your four-legged friends are also well catered for and welcome inside the café. Why not enter your canine companion into our 'Dog of the Year' competition on the cafe's Facebook page. It's easy - Just post a photo of your dog enjoying the Beach Café for a chance to be crowned our 2014 winner! Click here for details.
Or enrol Fido or Fifi into our popular 'K-9 Club' to receive our latest news and gossip by email. Just fill in a form during your visit to us.
Our self-service 'Wash n' Wag' dog wash is fun and free! In June this year we unveiled our new service for our doggy customers. After a run on the beach or swim in the sea, the fun and effective dog wash is a chance to wash down your pet in a specially enclosed booth, removing the sand and seawater from their coats. They can then dry off in the sun while you enjoy your refreshments with the knowledge that your pet will be clean and happy for the journey home.
Vote for us in the Be Dog Friendly Awards 2014!
Be Dog Friendly is a a Kennel Club Campaign to encourage, recognise and reward places and businesses that go the extra mile for the benefit of the UK's 8 million dogs and their owners. Click here to to cast your vote for the Beach Café!
What's On at the Café
We have various events and activities planned throughout the summer months and
the cafe is a great place to stop off for a cuppa or snack!
Sunday 5th October 11am - The Barking Bugle Bark-Up
Meet at the Beach Café for a walk on the beach. Dogs and humans will meet up at the café at 11am and set of for a walk through the pinewoods and back along the beach.
There will be two routes:- a short 30 minute walk for older dogs and a one hour walk for others. Join us afterwards at the café for well-deserved doggy tea and biscuits.
Walking Women - Further information can be viewed here
Guided Walks - Further information can be viewed here