Felixstowe is a well loved traditional seaside resort known for its Blue Flag quality sand and shingle beach, long promenade, perfectly kept seafront gardens and seaside attractions.
Felixstowe became a fashionable seaside resort in the 1880s, and has retained many of its attractive Victorian and Edwardian houses and hotels. The seafront is over four miles long, with a wide promenade that stretches almost the entire length of the beach from Languard Point to Felixstowe Ferry.
The front has all attractions of the traditional seaside holiday resort, with old-fashioned beach huts, fish and chip shops, a funfair, amusement arcade, miniature golf, bowling green, cafés and restaurants, and more! Here are some of the highlights - - The Alex
, facing the seafront, is the perfect place to visit at any time of day! Stop by to sample some tasty offerings from the café such as coffee & cake or a light bite, share a jug of cocktail or enjoy a pint of Adnams at the bar, or visit in the upstairs brasserie and choose from a wide menu of seafood, grills and other delights - stop by between noon and 6pm for the set price menu!
The Fludyers Arms
A welcome new attraction on the Felixstowe scene is this recently restored pub, restaurant & Hotel. Offering a modern twist on English menus, pop into the Arms for a meal or a pint of real ale - probably brewed in Suffolk!
A Creative World: There is a professional Face-Painter, Patricia, on the promenade throughout the summer offering 'One-Stroke' designs and glitter tattoos! For more information please see www.acreativeworld.co.uk or call Patricia on 01394 670393 / 07787730210
Spend the day at The Felixstowe Leisure Centre
and you can try out the swimming pools (including a baby pool), the Kinetika Gym with excellant Cardio and Resistance equipment, the Health Suite with Sauna and Steam Rooms, the fantastic 6 rink Bowls Hall, the Funtasia Adventure Play Area, a children's indoor adventure play area including an undersea world inflatable, a galleon treasure island trail, ball pools and an abundance of soft play toys.Mannings Amusement Park
is a traditional Seaside Amusement Park, with children's rides, penny pushers, video games, casino areas, crazy golf, sunday markets, bars, cafes and more! It's located just yards from Felixstowe's beach.
Accommodation in Felixstowe
Felixstowe is a lovely seaside location, perfect for family holidays. In fact, it's unlikely you'll want to leave - and you don't have to! Please click on the link above for information on your accommodation options in Felixstowe.
Café Bencotto, FelixstoweFelixstowe Ferry Golf Club
Visit Café Bencotto for some delicious Mediterranean style delights such as pastas, pizzas and grills from their open plan kitchen! There are also many items that can be shared at your table. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 9am till 11pm - please click on the link above for more information.
was voted by Golf Monthly as one of the top 200 golf courses in the UK. There is an excellent "PAY & PLAY" 9 hole course, and all are welcome - Tourists, Beginners, Golfers and Juniors.
Felixstowe is home to the UK’s largest container port, and Europe’s busiest. The viewing area at Landguard on the southern edge of the town offers great views of container and passenger ships from Felixstowe and Harwich harbours. Here too, at the mouth of the River Orwell, are the Landguard Bird Observatory and the Landguard Peninsular nature reserves, significant sites for shore and migrant birds, and rare shingle flowers.
If you've made it this far to Felixstowe why not visit the Landguard Peninsula
which is just south of the town? There's a range of things to do and see all in one place, including -
The John Bradfield Viewing Area
Landguard Nature Reserve
Landguard Bird Observatory
The Harwich Harbour Foot and Cycle Ferry
plus - Landguard Fort
is the site of the last opposed invasion of England in 1667 and the first land battle of the Royal Marines. Guided tours and audio tours of the fort are supplemented by a DVD presentation of the site's history, and by guided tours of the outside batteries.
plus - The View Point Cafe
, open daily 9-6, is well worth the trip alone! Watch the enormous cargo ships go past while you enjoy a relaxing coffee and a tasty meal in the Cafe - all day breakfasts, fresh fish and chips, snacks, butties, salads, cakes, ice creams, teas and coffees.
The Felixstowe Museum
has fourteen display rooms of Felixstowe's social and military history, housed within the 1878-built submarine mining establishment.
There's also a Foot and Cycle ferry crossing between Suffolk and Essex, which is part of National Cycle Route 51 and Regional Cycle Route 41.
Further North of the town are the Six Martello towers, built to prevent Napoleonic invasion, stand on Felixstowe’s coast – five of which are private and unused (one pictured above), and one has been converted into a private residential house. Please see our article on Martello Towers
North of the town centre is the fishing village of Old Felixstowe and, at the mouth of the River Deben, the hamlet of Felixstowe Ferry with its gallery, golf course, cottages, boat yard and riverside inns. Here you can explore coastal paths, see the Martello Towers, pick up fresh fish at The Shed fish stall, enjoy excellent fish and chips at the Ferry Café and catch the small ferry boat across the estuary to Bawdsey.Choose Felixstowe for a great family holiday!Accommodation in FelixstoweEating Out in FelixstoweActivities in Felixstowe
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