• TTDA - Visit Felixstowe - Seafront Gardens
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  • TTDA - Visit Felixstowe - Landguard Fort
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Visit Felixstowe

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

From playing on the seafront amusements, building sandcastles on the beach, walking the promenade and exploring the Edwardian gardens, to shopping in our bustling town centre, eating in one of the many restaurants, bird watching at the nature reserve or uncovering history at the magnificent fort and museum, there really is so much to see and do.

Visit Felixstowe and have your own great day by the sea!

Nestled between the rivers Orwell and Deben on the east coast of England, Felixstowe is a charming Edwardian 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 architecture, colourful beach huts and four miles of lovely beaches - don't forget your bucket and spade! In 2020, the beach at Felixstowe South and Pier had a prestigious Blue Flag and Seaside Award. Overlooking the waters are the restored Seafront Gardens, with their colourful and unusual planting, historical features and structures stretching for a kilometre.

For family fun, try your luck on the games and slot machines at Felixstowe Pier, Forum Amusements and Manning's, head to the thrilling children's rides at Ocean Boulevard, make a splash at the Leisure Centre or challenge your friends to a round of Adventure Golf.

Martello Park offers fun play areas and kiosks. You can't visit the seafront without trying the delicious fish and chips or an ice-cream made using the milk from Felixstowe's very own dairy herd. In the evening, relax and enjoy shows and entertainment at The Spa Pavilion.

Just up the hill is the bustling town centre, home to a great selection of big name stores, plus speciality 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. 

Head south to visit the unique Landguard Peninsula with its 18th C. Fort, one of England'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. Whilst the Viewing Area here offers spectacular views of the giant ships arriving and departing at Britain's busiest port.

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