• Felixstowe on the Suffolk Coast

Felixstowe guide

Everybody loves a great day by the sea, and Felixstowe has great days for everyone.

Check out our handy ‘know before you go’ guide to make your visit a huge success! 

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.

Things to Do in Felixstowe

1. Stroll along the prom.

Take a stroll along the seafront taking in the fine Edwardian architecture, the newly regenerated Seafront Gardens, the colourful beach huts and four miles of lovely sand and shingle beaches – don’t forget your bucket and spade!

2. Enjoy a family day out.

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 Amusements and Ocean Boulevard, or challenge your friends to a round of Adventure Golf.

TTDA - Mannings Amusements- Emily Fae Photography

3. Shopping.

The bustling town centre is home to a great selection of big name stores, plus speciality boutiques, crafts, gifts and independent shops – a great place to pick up something special as a souvenir of your day by the sea.

4. Hop on the ferry. 

Visit the charming fishing and sailing hamlet of Felixstowe Ferry. Walk along the banks beside the river Deben, hop on the little foot ferry for a trip to Bawdsey or pick up some fresh fish for tea.

5. Discover Felixstowe's military history.

Mix the old with the new by visiting the unique Landguard Peninsula with its 18th C. Fort, one of Britain’s best-preserved coastal defences, 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. And while you’re there you’ll have spectacular views of the giant ships arriving and departing at Britain’s busiest port.

TTDA - Landguard Fort - Children running

Useful Information

Public Conveniences and Baby Changing Facilities

Unless otherwise stated, all toilets include disabled access and baby changing facilities

Bath Tap Public Toilets, Undercliff Road East, IP11 7LS

Cobbold Road (in Crescent Road car park), IP11 7JA Baby changing and disabled facilities

Felixstowe Ferry, IP11 9RZ No disabled access

Golf Road Car Park, IP11 7NG Baby changing and disabled facilities

Langer Park Public Toilets, IP11 2DB (located at end of Holland Road - Disabled facilities - Open 1 April to 31 October

Leisure Centre Public Toilets, IP11 2AE (entrance to side of building)- Baby changing but no disabled access - Open 1 April to 31 October

Manor Terrace Car Park, IP11 2EL - Baby changing and disabled facilities

Martello Park South Car Park, IP11 2GD - Baby changing, disabled facilities and outside showering facilities.

Next to Town Hall, Undercliff Road West, IP11 2AG - Baby changing and disabled facilities

Opposite Beach Station Road, Sea Road, IP11 2AU - Baby changing and disabled facilities

Ranelagh Road Car Park, IP11 7ET - Baby changing and disabled facilities

Spa Pavilion, Undercliff Road, IP11 2DX (entrance at rear of building) - Baby changing and disabled facilities

The Dip Public Toilets, Cliff Road, IP11 9SQ - Baby changing and disabled facilities

Felixstowe Tourist Information Point

The Customer Service Centre and Tourist Information is located within Felixstowe Library, Crescent Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk IP11 7BY 

Telephone: 01394 383789

Email: customer.services.scdc@eastsuffolk.gov.uk 

Open Monday: 10am - 4pm, Tuesday 9.30am - 5pm, Wednesday to Friday: 9am - 5pm, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: Closed. 

Felixstowe Beach Hut - Tourist Information Point

The Promenade (opposite Town Hall), Felixstowe, Suffolk IP11 2AG

If you need to pick up information during your stay on The Suffolk Coast pop along to the Visit Felixstowe Tourist Information Point Beach Hut, opposite the Town Hall. Open all year, daily (weather permitting), with friendly volunteers sometimes available to help you with local information and advice to help make the most of your visit to the area.

Useful Links

You can find out more about what's on and where to go by checking out Visit Felixstowe's website 

How to Get to Felixstowe - Public Transport

By Bus:

Local services to Ipswich where onward connections can be made. Timetables can be found at www.suffolkonboard.com

By Train:

The town's station is located on RailwayApproach, Felixstowe, IP11 9UD with local services by Greater Anglia to Ipswich and on-going connections Lowestoft, Norwich and London.

How to get to Felixstowe - By Car

From Norwich, take the A140 towards Ipswich then the A14 to Felixstowe

From Ipswich, take the A14

From Lowestoft, take the A12 south and then the A14 to Felixstowe

From London, take the A12 north and then the A14 to Felixstowe

Travel Information & News

For the latest travel information listen to or visit BBC Radio Suffolk 

For local news, visit the East Anglian Daily Times of Eastern Daily Press websites.

Things to do in Felixstowe