Welcome to NCI Wells-next-the-Sea lookout station
The station is currently open and mainly single crewing due to COVID-19 restictions.
Visitors are not permitted at this time - we hope to be able to welcome visitors soon.
The lookout is ideally positioned overlooking the tidal Outer Harbour Channel used by all vessels entering the picturesque North Norfolk port of Wells-next-the-Sea. As well as watching over our local leisure sailors, a busy sailing school, windsurfers and water skiers and twelve inshore fishing boats we have an increasingly busy Outer Harbour used by the windfarm support vessels serving the Sheringham Shoal Windfarm. We also have extensive views over the beach and the tidal area of Bob Halls Sand and a distant view of the the Rotterdam to Hull east coast shipping lane.
The lookout is staffed 365 days a year by a team of 40+ volunteers from all walks of like; some local, some who travel quite a distance to carry out their duty.
By car ; From The Quay / Freeman Street, turn into Beach Road and follow it for one mile to Pinewoods Car Park (pay and display). From there walk past the Beach Cafe and up the slope towards the beach. The entrance to the lookout is at the top of the slope on the left. There are five wooden steps and a long sloping ramp.
By foot : From The Quay walk past the Harbour Office and follow the footpath for one mile to where it slopes up to the beach. The lookout is on the left. NOTE.. do not walk on the road, it is dangerous. Use the raised footpath on the bank.