Destination guide

The beachside setting of Wells is ready to explore

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Wells. Renowned for its kayaking, seafood restaurants and hiking, this city welcomes all visitors. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Wells

Do you want to find attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Wells a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Old Marsh Country Club (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Merriland Farms Golf Course (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Webhannet Golf Club (6.9 mi / 11 km)
  • Cape Neddick Country Club (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Pine Hollow Little Par Three Golf Course (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Center for Wildlife (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Wells

Travelers enjoy Wells for its kayaking. If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 81°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Wells

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Wells is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Moody Beach (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Ogunquit Beach (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Footbridge Beach (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Gardens at Historic Wallingford Hall (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
Transport

Transportation options to and around Wells

Fly into Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), the closest airport, located 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.), which is 19.3 mi (31 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Wells Regional Transportation Center.

Where to stay around Wells?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,384 holiday lettings near Wells. From 729 Houses to 328 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Wells for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Wells?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Wells:

  • Moody: 196 holiday homes
  • Summer Village: 96 holiday homes
  • Seaglass Village: 129 holiday homes
  • Sanbornville: 29 holiday homes
  • York Beach: 389 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Wells?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Wells. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge: 2,032 holiday lettings
  • Bette-Jean's: 2,040 holiday lettings
  • Johnson Hall Museum: 2,035 holiday lettings
  • Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farms: 2,037 holiday lettings
  • Merriland Farms Golf Course: 2,044 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Wells listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Wells?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 729 Houses in Wells. Our other popular types of Wells holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 328 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 229 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 328 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Wells?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 264 holiday homes with pool available in Wells. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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