Wells next Sea


Wells Harbour Commissioners

UK Ports Association

British Ports Association (BPA)


Trust Port


The Old Lifeboat House,
West Quay
Norfolk NR23 1AT

Tel: 01328 711646
Email: harbouroffice@wellsharbour.co.uk
Website:  www.wellsharbour.co.uk


Vessels should contact Harbour Master on Channel 12 for advice on entry.

Approx annual tonnage


Principal traffic



Harbour entrance is regularly dredged.
Inner Harbour : max size vessel 37m(LOA) Draft 3m
Outer Harbour : max size vessel 28m (LOA) Draft 3m
Water Depth
3m Outer Harbour
2.8m springs Inner Harbour


Lat: 52⁰ 59’ N; Long: 00⁰ 49’ E

Port contacts

Port contacts Chairman: Tony Pannell
Harbour Master: Robert Smith
Normal hours: 0900-1300, 1400-1700 24-hr Tel: 01328 711646
Harbour Master: Mobile: 07775 507284


One acre of outdoor winter storage (October to May), for resident vessels situated at east end of the Harbour conveniently located to water’s edge. Warehousing available on request.

Transport connections

Nearest passenger rail: King’s Lynn 40km
Nearest int’l airport: Norwich 48km

Commercial cargo handling facilities

Port Feeder vessel (for commercial transportation) of cargo/equipment, fork lift and port HGV for transportation requirements.

Facilities & services

Moorings for leisure craft; visitor berths & moorings; quayside for craning / hard standing, slipway for launching and recovery, secure compound, security lighting, regular surveillance, one acre of outdoor storage, bunkering, warehousing and office accommodation, boat hoist, tractor for trailer launching, pilotage; slipway trolley for repairs; chandlers.
Outer Harbour for commercial vessels with 165m shore accessed pontoons with all associated services including fuel, fresh water and electricity.
Port Feeder vessel (for commercial transportation), fork lift and port HGV for transportation requirements.
Waste disposal: Sewage disposal point, bins for general garbage.

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TIDE TIMES AND HEIGHT Click here to view the tide times and heights for today

Tide Times & Heights for Wells on 22nd October 2020
06:57 - Low Tide ( 0.01m )
11:15 - High Tide ( 2.63m )
19:26 - Low Tide ( -0.11m )
23:40 - High Tide ( 2.41m )

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