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Felixstowe - South 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



There are toilets and disabled toilets available
There is a first aid post at the beach and there are cafes
Shops and kiosks nearby


Swimming only on this beach
Nearby there are areas for windsurfing
Water ski-ing and fishing
There are fairs at Easter and at late May Bank Holiday Weekend
And a Carnival in August with a firework display

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.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Cleaned manually every day by Suffolk Coast District Council 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 [email protected]


Nearest town: Felixstowe
County: Suffolk
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9538, 1.34328
Postcode: IP11 2DF
(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.


The beach is adjacent to the town; take the A12 / A14 to Felixstowe. and follow the brown signs. 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 (About a mile away)
Trimley (Approx. 2 miles away)
Harwich Town (Approx. 2 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.


There is parking for approximately 1000 cars with spaces for disabled people. Some of the parking is free.

Nearby Car Parks

Arwela Road, Felixstowe (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Leisure Centre, Felixstowe (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Sea Road, Felixstowe (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Pier Bight, Felixstowe (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Garrison Lane, Felixstowe (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Convalescent Hill, Felixstowe (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Langer Road, Felixstowe (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Pier Front, Felixstowe (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Highfield Road, Felixstowe (Short stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Felixstowe