If you’re planning to spend some time by the sea (fun-filled or more chilled), you can hire our beach hut, Upper Deck at Wells-next-the-Sea. The hut is available to book separately from the cottage. So you can relax in your own exclusive space, equipped with everything you need to enjoy a day at the beach. (NB. No overnight stays, sorry!).

Sextons place beach hut overview

About The Beach Hut

Upper Deck is situated in front of pinewoods on the dog-free area of Wells beach, just a few minutes walk from the car park, water tap, public conveniences and Wells Beach Cafe.

The hut was built in 2018 in a traditional style on raised stilts with a hinged wooden shutter, lockable stable door and an open verandah with steps leading down to the beach. The steps are a little steep, therefore it’s not ideal for people with limited mobility. But because it is quite high up, you can enjoy fabulous uninterrupted views of the beach. So it’s perfect for watching the world go by with a cuppa or a glass of wine!

Inside the hut you will find everything you need for a fun day on the beach including chairs, folding tables, buckets, spades, beach games, blankets, cutlery, crockery, unbreakable glasses, gas stove, kettle and mugs. There’s also tea, coffee and sugar as well as salt and vinegar for the essential fish and chips!

Inside Sextons Beach Hut
Sextons Place Beach Hut Balcony

About Wells-next-the-Sea

Wells is an attractive coastal town with good access to the market towns of Fakenham and Kings Lynn. Holt and Norwich are also within easy driving distance.

There are many amenities and leisure activities both in the town and close by in the neighbouring coastal villages. So you can go sailing, bird watching and walking, and visit a wide selection of restaurants whilst you’re here. The Quay is still the hub of the town. You’ll see lots of “gillying” going on (fishing for shore crabs). Also, look out for the resident Dutch sailing Ketch “Albatross”, alongside the small fishing fleet and growing number of leisure craft.

The beach is a mile along the beach road, accessible via the sea wall walk, by car or a small railway. It boasts beautiful golden sands, dunes and the colourful iconic beach huts fringing the pinewoods.

Directions

From the Quay, take the beach road down to the beach car park. To the east of the shop building is a set of steps/ramp which take you onto the dog-free section of the beach.  As you come onto the beach, turn left by the Coastwatch Tower, walk across the wooden boardwalk towards the start of the beach huts where you will see Upper Deck just a little further up.

FAQs

  • A combination of outside chairs including 2 deck chairs, 4 directors chairs and 2 folding chairs.  There is a cushioned bench and sideboard inside the hut.
  • 2 small folding tables.
  • A selection of beach toys
  • A windbreak
  • Warm blankets
  • 6 each of the following; mugs, plates, bowls, cutlery, non-breakable tumblers, wine and champagne glasses.  A small saucepan, frying pan, cork screw / bottle opener and a selection of cooking utensils
  • Washing up liquid, kitchen towel, bin bags, dust pan & brush and antibacterial spray.  Please bring your own tea towels.
  • A single ring gas stove and cartridges
  • Kettle and cafetiere
  • A coolbox
  • A beach picnic blanket
  • Tea, coffee, coffee creamer, sugar and hot chocolate.  No milk is provided and if you would like to use the cafetiere, please bring your own cafetiere coffee.
  • We do not provide tea towels so please bring your own
  • Salt and vinegar for the all important fish and chips!
  • First aid kit and fire blanket

Please note there is no electricity or running water, there is a water container in the hut – a drinking water tap is located a short walk away from the hut.

Public conveniences are located by Wells Beach cafe which is also a short walk from the hut.

The following guidelines must be adhered to when using Upper Deck in connection with public safety.

Any use of the beach hut must comply with social distancing rules and government guidance.  At the moment the government has stated that you must not gather in groups of more than six people with people who you do not live with.

A minimum of 2 metres distance between you and other beach hut owners/beach goers must be maintained at all times.  This includes queueing in the car park to pay and using the toilets.

We provide washing up liquid, antibacterial spray and kitchen towel so please give everything a wipe over before you depart.  Our cleaning company also have a strict cleaning protocol in place and they will ensure that the hut is given a rigorous clean in accordance with the latest industry guidelines prior to each rental.