Shopping in Wells next the Sea

Wells next the Sea is a coastal Norfolk town, famed for its colourful beach huts and beautiful sandy beach. But this isn’t all there is to Wells! A relaxed day by the seaside, shopping in Wells next the Sea is also a great option when visiting the small coastal town. From handmade soaps to beautiful little gift shops, here we list some of our favourites – but there are plenty more shops within the town!

Gallery Plus

Shopping in Wells next the Sea is a relaxed way to spend an afternoon.

One for art lovers, Gallery Plus is a light and airy exhibition space. The gallery features many different art pieces, from paintings to ceramics, original prints to sculptures. There is also a selection of jewellery by local crafters as well as national wide. There’s always different art pieces to see, as well as different exhibitions throughout the year. You may even find your new favourite art piece! Even if you don’t purchase anything, this is a great place to browse owing to its bright colours and variety of pieces.


Mermaid’s Purse

A gift shop come coffee shop, Mermaid’s Purse is a 15-year-old business within the beautiful building known as the Mayshiel. With a selection of gifts and pretty things for the home and garden, this is a great option if looking for a souvenir. Mermaid’s Purse also stock classic coastal souvenirs, great for friends and family back home or simply to remember Norfolk by! Once you’ve explored the gifts the shop has to offer, why not grab a bite to eat in the coffee shop under the same roof? With light bites and tasty desserts as well as hot drinks, you can enjoy these all in their dog-friendly garden.


The Natural Soap Company

If you’re a fan of handmade, luxury soaps, then the Natural Soap Company is the place for you. One of the oldest commercial handmade soap manufacturers in England, the shop uses the finest-quality natural ingredients and aromatherapy-grade essential oils. Each soap is handmade, hand-cut and hand-wrapped in small batches to the company’s own unique recipes. Plus, if you get addicted, they offer a mail order service so you can get their often-decadent soaps delivered straight to your home! These are also a great souvenir for family and friends back home.


The Old Station

The Old Station is housed in an old railway station. A mixture of ceramics and second hand books, this quaint shop creates all of the ceramics it sells in their own site studio, and displays these alongside the books within the shop. One of their most popular items, their Burnham Pottery cats, hav
e been made since 1981. Their second-hand books fill 5 rooms, so naturally there is a large selection, from paperbacks to rare first editions, children’s books to local interest.


Last reviewed 24 August 2017. Please check with service provider before travelling for correct information.
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