The quintessential British beach, studded with colourful beach-huts and with sand stretching away towards an often distant sea, Wells was deservedly voted beach of the year by The Times in 2016. This is a must-visit destination on any trip to Norfolk, though it does get very busy in peak season. Car parking is a bit pricey  and under pressure so get there early. There’s a fabulous  circular walk from Wells to Holkham via the forest and returning along the beach which is well worth the investment of a couple of hours. It’s a delight your dogs (and you) will enjoy. Finish off with afternoon tea in the beach café or sundowners on The Albatross moored by the quay.

20 miles (30 minute drive) from West Heath Barn)  NR23 1DR