Swallowtails by the Sea (near Wells Next The Sea)

'Swallowtails by the Sea' is a new pop up campsite located in one of the most popular areas to camp in the whole of East Anglia. The local area is in it's own micro-climate which means that there is very little rain. Always good when camping! There is an abundance of wildlife surrounding the site including hares frolicking and hawks catching the thermals. 

We cater for both glampers and campers. The camping field overlooks the beautiful North Norfolk coastline set on a working farm and is just a 5 minutes walk from the coastal footpath which takes you to Wells Next the Sea in less than and hour. This area also has numerous gastropubs serving high quality food and drinks. You can also go crabbing off the harbour at Wells or Blakeney.

Glamping Features

​Our stylish luxury yurts have king sized beds and single daybeds with pull out single mattress trundles, sleeping from 4 people. All our yurts are insulated to keep you cosy in the night and cool in the day.

  • At 18ft in diameter, you have a real sense of space inside the yurts with windows to light the interior in the day.

  • All our yurts have proper wooden framed  windows that look out onto the sea views.

Luxury 'Lotus Belle' Tent

We have 1 luxury insulated 'Lotus Belle tent' (the Rolls Royce of bell tents). We now have an insulated lining to the tent which is not shown in the picture which blocks out light extremely well and also regulates the temperature inside the tent so that it never gets too hot or too cold.


The campsite has a communal campfire, portable loos (similar to portaloos) for campers, an open air washing up and drinking water standpipes. There is a ball game area on the meadow too. We have a bike hire service (Huff and Puff) which can deliver bikes to the campsite (advance booking necessary - www.huffandpuffcycles.co.uk). The nearest supermarket is a 5 minute drive away in Wells-next-the Sea.

4 Luxury Yurts/1 'Lotus Belle' tent

We provide luxury insulated yurts and an insulated 'Lotus Belle' tent (insulation layer not seen in the picture below) which is nice and dark at the crack of dawn in the summer, but light and airy when the crown cover is pulled back and the shutters are opened on the windows


We have 4 luxury 18ft yurts which have 4 beds (2 camp bed can be hired to sleep a maximum of 6 people).

​See Covid19 Page for our facilities this year.

  • We have a washing up area or you can wash up next to your yurt. 2 bowls and washing up liquid/scourer are provided

  • This summer each yurt will have its own toilet (similar to a portaloo) adjacent to your yurt and hot shower allocation (rota).

  • We are not providing bedding, towels or soft furnishings this summer in the yurts at 'Swallowtails by the Sea' as a Covid 19 measure. You will need to bring your own bedding (duvets, pillows and sheets), towels and tea towels.

  • There is power in the yurts/bell tent for charging devices etc, but not enough charge for hairdryers etc.

  • Small socially distanced groups allowed to visit.

  • A cool box is provided and pre-frozen freezer blocks are available..

  • Each yurt/'Lotus Belle' tent has outside picnic table and seating and use of a communal campfire circle.

  • Our yurts and 'Lotus Belle' tent have a minimum 3 night at peak times (Monday to Friday or Friday to Monday). We are unable to offer shorter stays in advance, but shorter stays can be booked as part of a last minute deal subject to availability. Please see the 'Swallowtails by the Sea' calendar on our booking page for availability and prices.

  • We have a £100 damage deposit.

  • ‘Check In’ is normally from 4pm - 9pm (please try to check in before dark), check out by 11am on the day of departure (to allow for changeover)

  • On arrival, please knock on the reception portacabin door for assistance.

  • We ask guests to only come onto the camping glade in vehicles to bring their possessions to their yurts or 'Lotus Belle' tent and to pack up their vehicle at the end of their stay with us. This preserves the condition of the glade and is safer for young children.

  • Each pitch/yurt/'Lotus Belle' tent is allocated free parking in the visitors car park.

  • Luxury yurts sleep up to six people  (if sleeping six in one of our 18ft yurts or 6m Lotus Belle, you will need to hire two additional single camp beds and bedding for an additional £5 for camp bed only and bring your own bedding for additional beds)

  • No shoes in the yurts or bell tents to avoid damage especially on a wet days.​

  • Daybed (which doubles up as a sofa) with pull out single mattress trundle.

  • Underbed storage 

  • Wood burning stove. An eco friendly 'starter fire' in the form of award winning heat logs and firelighters are provided. Additional firelogs can be purchased from the portacabin on most evenings. 

  • Gas BBQ and side burner

  • Solar panel kit to charge devices etc. & and torch.

  • Water dispenser for drinking water. You can refill your water dispensers at the water point next to the shower block

  • Crockery and cutlery, scourer, bottle opener, tin opener, cooking equipment, e.g. pots and pans, graters, chopping board and knives, bread knife, colander, mugs, beakers, and BBQ utensils.

* Please read our terms and conditions to avoid any misunderstanding.


We have extra large tent pitches at 'Swallowtails by the Sea'. We do not have electric hook ups and we do not allow dogs. Sorry. We allow raised fire pits (we do not hire them). 

Each pitch is allocated a portable toilet (similar to a portaloo) which will be shared with around 3 families this year and we will not be opening the shower block to campers to reduce Covid19 risk.


Check Availability and Book (Scroll to the bottom for glamping availability):

Set arrival days are the dark green dates on the calendar (we have 3 night minimum booking in the summer holiday). Our calendar is live and up to date. If there is no availability on the calendar, then there is no availability, we're afraid. Our season ends on 31st August.

*Please be aware that this is a 'pop up' campsite. It is not an establish holiday park. The campsite is on a flat, level paddock overlooking the sea on a cut meadow (we do not advise bare feet).