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Felixstowe - North Beach

Felixstowe, Suffolk

A sand and shingle beach gently sloping to the sea in a sheltered bay. It is backed by a promenade level with the beach and behind the promenade there are gardens. The beach is popular with families.

Beach Type

Sand/shingle

Facilities

There are no longer toilets available due to closure by the local council
There is a first aid post at the beach and there are cafes
Restaurants
Shops and kiosks nearby

Activities

Swimming
Windsurfing
Sailing and fishing take place at the beach
There is zoning for swimming activities
There are fairs at Easter and at late May Bank Holiday Weekend
And a Carnival in August with a firework display
The beach is great for children -

Nature and Wildlife

The Stour and Orwell Walks around the respective estuaries are very pretty. The Cotman Walk is a walk around Felixstowe itself. There are also cycle routes in the area. The stinking goosefoot plant is a protected species and grows at Felixstowe Beach. sou

Water Quality

Excellent

Lifeguard

No

Cleaning and Litter

Cleaned manually every day by Suffolk Coast DC during the bathing season. There are litter and dog bins on the beach but dogs are not allowed on the beach from May - September.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Felixstowe Tourist Information Centre. Seafront. Felixstowe. Suffolk. IP11 8AB. Tel: 01394 276770

Location

Nearest town: Felixstowe
County: Suffolk
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9589, 1.3553
Postcode: IP11 2AQ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Felixstowe, Suffolk at Explore Britain.

Access

The beach is adjacent to the town; take the A12 / A14 to Felixstowe. Parking is alongside the promenade.

Public Transport

There is a bus station 500 yards from the beach and the train station is half a mile away. with links to London and Norwich. For buses telephone 01473 253734 and for trains. contact Anglia Trains on 01473 693369.

Nearest Railway Stations

Felixstowe (Less than a mile away)
Trimley (Approx. 2 miles away)
Harwich Town (Approx. 3 miles away)
Dovercourt (Approx. 3 miles away)
Harwich International (Approx. 4 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.

Parking

There is parking for approximately 100 cars with spaces for disabled people. Some of the parking is free.

Nearby Car Parks

Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Pier Front, Felixstowe (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Ranelagh Road, Felixstowe (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Highfield Road, Felixstowe (Short stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Convalescent Hill, Felixstowe (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Pier Bight, Felixstowe (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Crescent Road, Felixstowe (Short stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Leisure Centre, Felixstowe (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Railway Approach, Felixstowe (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Garrison Lane, Felixstowe (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Felixstowe