Felixstowe South Beach

Felixstowe South Beach - Suffolk
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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 2,600 feet. Much of the pier was demolished after the Second World War. The area of beach south of the pier is known as South Beach, and is sandier than the mainly shingled North Beach. 

South Beach has itself recently undergone significant refurbishment. There are a range of traditional resort amusements to be found close to this part of the beach including a choice of cafes, shops and kiosks selling ice-creams, and whatever else might be needed for a day at the seaside. The only activity permitted on South Beach is swimming.  

The area around Felixstowe has some good walks, including the Martello Coastal Path, as well as a choice of cycle routes.

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)

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


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • First aid point
  • Shop
  • Pier

Nearest town



IP11 2DF

OS grid ref.

TM 2957 3340


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

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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