• TTDA - Shingle Street - children in sea (c) Emily Fae Photography
  • TTDA - Shingle Street - Coastguard Cottages - (c) Gill Moon Photography

Shingle Street Beach

A remote stretch of coastline, Shingle Street is located to the north of Felixstowe, known for it's shingle and pebble beach.

The beach is at the mouth of the River Alde facing the 10-mile-long shingle spit, Orford Ness. The beach is a cove, with lagoons, where you can find Tern eggs nestled in the shingle and seals basking at the estuary entrance.

Whilst the lagoons may look tempting, quicksand can form and the sea bed is unstable so swimming in not advised.

There’s a small free car parking but no facilities, so make sure you take everything you need, and take it home with you at the end of your visit.

Essential Information

  • There are no public facilities at Shingle Street Beach.
  • There is a free of charge, small car park available. This can be found using Find My Nearest website. If this car park is full, please do not park on the roads in the village. Come back on a quieter day, and chances are you may have it to yourself!
  • There is no lifeguard patrol at Shingle Street. 
  • Dogs are allowed on Shingle Street Beach, but please take care for nesting birds.
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  • Tide Times can be found at https://www.tidetimes.org.uk/

For places to eat, places to stay and travel information, check out our Deben Peninsula Guide.

Attraction name:
Shingle Street Beach