Felixstowe North Beach

Felixstowe North Beach - Suffolk
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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 beach is ideal for families.

The historic pier is undergoing significant redevelopment and is expected to re-open to the public in August 2017. The area north of the pier is known as North Beach and is mostly made up of pebble and shingle, being less sandy than the South Beach on the other side of the pier.

There are plenty of footpaths and cycle tracks in the area.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

Suffolk dog friendly beaches »


  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Good fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • First aid point
  • Shop

Nearest town



IP11 2AQ

OS grid ref.

TM 3071 3447


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

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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