Everybody loves a great day by the sea, and Felixstowe has great days for everyone.
Nestled between the rivers Orwell and Deben, Felixstowe is a charming seaside town
with a vibrant town centre and a wonderful mix of attractions and activities to suit
all ages and interests.
Promenade along the seafront with its fine Edwardian architecture, colourful beach huts and four miles of lovely sand and shingle beaches – don’t forget your bucket and spade! Overlooking the waters are the unique Seafront Gardens with their little pathways, historical features, intricate structures and glorious planting. For family fun, win a teddy or two on the slot machines at the Pier, head to the thrilling children’s rides at Manning’s and Ocean Boulevard, or challenge your friends to a round of Adventure Golf. You can’t visit the seafront without trying our delicious fish and chips or an ice-cream made using the milk from Felixstowe’s very own dairy herd.
Just up the hill is the bustling town centre, home to a great selection of big name stores, plus specialty boutiques, crafts, gifts and independent shops – pick up something special as a souvenir of your day by the sea, then relax with a classic cream tea on the cliff-tops.
At the northern end of the town is the charming fishing and sailing hamlet of Felixstowe Ferry. Take a walk along the banks beside the river Deben, hop on the little foot ferry for a trip to Bawdsey, pick up some fresh fish for tea and see how many of the iconic Napoleonic Martello Towers you can spot. The nearby Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club offers a great challenge in lovely seaside surroundings.
Head south to visit the unique Landguard Peninsula with its 18th C. Fort, one of Britain’s best-preserved coastal defenses, alongside the fascinating collections of the Felixstowe Museum. Stroll along the boardwalk at the Nature Reserve, home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Whilst the Viewing Area here offers spectacular views of the giant ships arriving and departing at Britain’s busiest port. Make sure you bring your binoculars to explore the wetland habitats and bird-watching paradise of Trimley Marshes Nature Reserve.
Don’t miss our year-round programme of events and activities, including spectacular car and vehicle rallies, historical re-enactments, open air theatre, live music, fun-packed carnivals and even a prom packed full of art.