Felixstowe is blessed with miles of beautiful beaches, providing a perfect setting for relaxation and seaside enjoyment.  Take a leisurely stroll along the wide sandy shores, breathe in the fresh sea air, and feel the sand between your toes.  Enjoy sunbathing, picnicking, or building sandcastles with the family. The charming Felixstowe Promenade, lined with colourful beach huts and seaside gardens, offers scenic views and an ideal spot for a leisurely walk or a refreshing ice cream treat.

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Discover Felixstowe’s rich maritime history through its iconic landmarks.

Visit the Felixstowe Museum, housed in a former submarine mining building, to explore the town’s seafaring past and learn about its role in both World Wars.  Don’t miss a visit to the Landguard Fort, a 17th-century coastal defence fortification that offers panoramic views of the coastline and the bustling Felixstowe Port, one of the UK’s busiest container ports.

Adjacent to the Landguard Fort is the Languard Nature Reserve, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Explore the diverse habitats, including salt marshes, shingle beach, and grassland, which attract a variety of bird species. Spot seals basking on the sandbanks, observe rare plants and insects, and enjoy peaceful walks along the reserve’s trails.  Languard Nature Reserve provides a tranquil escape and a chance to reconnect with nature.

Felixstowe offers a range of recreational activities to suit all interests.

Try your hand at windsurfing or kitesurfing on the open waters or go sailing in the estuary.  The town’s pleasant seafront gardens and parks provide opportunities for leisurely walks, family picnics, and outdoor games. Felixstowe also boasts excellent golf courses, tennis courts, and a leisure centre, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Explore Felixstowe’s town centre, where you’ll find a variety of independent shops, boutiques and antique stores.

At Beach Street, browse through their offerings and discover unique treasures, from local crafts to vintage finds all uniquely located in Felixstowe’s very own old shipping containers. Indulge in the town’s culinary offerings by visiting its cafes, tearooms, and restaurants.  Sample freshly caught seafood, including the famous Felixstowe fish and chips, while enjoying views of the bustling seafront.

 

To the north of Felixstowe is the tiny fishing village of Felixstowe Ferry.

Set at the mouth of the river Deben, the village has a timeless atmosphere with its collection of residences, shacks and houseboats, alongside a pub, church, fresh fish for sale, boatyard and sailing club.

Walking along the sea wall at Felixstowe Ferry you can see Bawdsey Manor across the river, or take a boat trip across to see it up close in all its grandeur.

Felixstowe ferry to bawdsey
Sunset over the sea at Felixstowe

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