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Sea Safety Advice

Wells Water Safety Map

Sea Safety Map for Wells and Holkham

Our updated safety leaflet provides advice and a map for staying safe around the sea on Wells and Holkham beaches and the saltmarshes. You can download and view or print a PDF version here...

Download the map - updated 27/5/2022

Local Water Safety Advice

If you're walking on our local beaches or swimming, kayaking or using a stand-up paddle board in our local harbours, these short presentations offer useful tips from our Water Safety Officer...

Don't get cut off by the tide
Sandbars at Wells beach
Kayaks and paddleboards at Burnham Overy Staithe
Swimming at Burnham Overy Staithe
Kayaks and paddleboards at Blakeney and Morston

Tide Times

To avoid being cut off by the incoming tide on the sands or marshes, make sure you are back on the main Wells beach, coast path or the land-ward side of any channels or drains four hours before the time of high water shown above.

Lifesavers Fund

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity, registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). This website is managed and maintained by local volunteers at Wells-next-the-Sea Lifeboat Station and is not the main RNLI site. All text and images copyright (C)2005-2021 RNLI Wells Lifeboat Station, or as indicated, and may not be downloaded, copied or reproduced elsewhere without prior permission of the station or the relevant copyright holder.