be DOG friendly awards  

Winner of the best Cafe/Restaurant category in the Kennel Club's Be Dog Friendly Awards 2014. Click here to find out more.

  EDP Tourism Awards 2013 Finalist  

The Beach Café was a finalist in two categories of the 2013 EDP Tourism Awards: 'Coastal Leisure' and 'Best Food and Drink Tourism Attraction'. Click here to learn more.

Wash n' Wag service at the Beach Cafe, Wells-next-the-Sea


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Beach Café

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. It's a fun and vibrant place to eat and drink and 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 and free WiFi if you need it. 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 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. We are proud to announce that the Beach Café has been voted the winner of the best Cafe/Restaurant category in the nationwide competition run by the Kennel Club's Be Dog Friendly Awards 2014. A double-delight too as Wells-next-the-Sea Beach won the best beach award. The awards recognise businesses and places to visit that go that extra mile for our canine comrades and are based solely on public votes. Thank you to everyone that voted for us.


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 2015 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 2014 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.


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!

Walking Women - Further information can be viewed here

Guided Walks - Further information can be viewed here


Opening Times

1st January to 31st March

Sorry  -  we are closed for essential

1st April to 23rd July

24th July to 31st August

1st September to 31st October

November and December


Beach Café

Beach Road



NR23  1DR

Tel: 01328 713055

Email: beachcafe@holkham.co.uk

Open every day** 10am-4pm

maintenance on Thursday 5th March

Open every day 10am-5pm

Open every day 9.30am-7pm

Open every day 10am-5pm

Open every day* 10am-4pm

*Please note that we will be closed Christmas Day

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