Beaches in Felixstowe, Suffolk

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The beach guide has 8 beaches listed in and around the town of Felixstowe. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Felixstowe North Beach (0.1 miles)

    Felixstowe North © Robert Edwards | BY-SA

    Felixstowe is a traditional Edwardian seaside resort between the Orwell and Deben rivers in Suffolk. The town benefits from a 4-mile stretch of beach, which slopes gently into the sea, along which there is a 2-mile-long promenade.

    The sea here is generally safe for swimming, and along with easy access and plenty of facilities Felixstowe's North…

  • Felixstowe South Beach (0.9 miles)

    Felixstowe South © Nigel Freeman | BY-SA

    The attractive seaside resort town of Felixstowe has much to offer the visitor, one of the main attractions being the 4-mile stretch of sheltered sand and shingle beach, backed by a promenade. 

    At the heart of the beach is the Edwardian Pier which in its day was the longest pier in the country at an impressive…

  • Sailing Club Beach (2.9 miles)

    Sailing Club © Bob Jones | BY-SA

    This shingle beach is found to the east of Navyard Wharf and Harwich Harbour, where the rivers Orwell and Stour enter the sea. It stretches down to Beacon Hill Fort and Cornwallis Battery, one of the many historical fortifications in the Harwich area. There are views out towards the cranes of Felixstowe Harbour and Landguard…

  • Beacon Hill Beach (3.2 miles)

    Beacon Hill © Colin Park | BY-SA

    This shingle beach stretches down from Beacon Cliffs in a south-westerly direction, just to the south of the estuaries of the Stour and Orwell rivers. The beach has views towards the cranes and industrial buildings of Felixstowe. The estuary is known to have been fortified since at least Roman times. At the north-eastern end of…

  • Dovercourt Bay (3.8 miles)

    Dovercourt Bay © Bob Jones | BY-SA

    Dovercourt Bay is a tranquil seaside resort, with sand and shingle beaches, near the historic town of Harwich. Plenty of facilities on the promenade, including a skate park and a boating lake. Within easy reach of Hemford Water National Nature Reserve, known for its resident seals.

  • Irlam's Beach (5 miles)

    Irlam's Beach © Flatland Wanderer

    Whilst Dovercourt Bay in Harwich is a popular spot with its own caravan park, Irlam's beach just along the coast is virtually unknown. Backed by dunes and marshes this is a quiet spot to relax and take in the views across the sea towards the docks up the coast. Whilst this isn't a spot you'd…

  • The Naze Beach (7 miles)

    The Naze © Robin Lucas | BY-SA

    The Naze is a peaceful stretch of sand that is a world away from neighbouring Walton-on-the-Naze. Backed by crumbling cliffs it can feel quit exposed being on the Naze as it juts out into the sea. This spot oozes history both ancient and modern. Being on the London Clay geological formation means there are fossils…

  • Shingle Street Beach (6.4 miles)

    Shingle Street © Amandabhslater | BY-SA

    Located on a quiet uninhabited stretch of Suffolk coastline, just north of Felixstowe, Shingle Street is a small beach at the mouth of the River Alde facing the 10-mile-long shingle spit known as Orford Ness. It was once home to fishermen and river pilots who navigated boats along the River Ore. 

    The beach stretches for almost…

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