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Felixstowe South Beach - Suffolk

© Nigel Freeman and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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.

Felixstowe Pier is currently undergoing significant redevelopment, but is expected to re-open to the public in August 2017. 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

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

Suffolk dog friendly beaches »

Activities

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

Facilities

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

Nearest town

Felixstowe

Postcode

IP11 2DF

OS grid ref.

TM 2957 3340

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended