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Family on the Beach

Nothing beats a great day out on the beach in Felixstowe.

Bring the whole family for a picnic on the sands, hang out and play some games with your friends or just relax in a deckchair with a good book.

- Four miles of sand/shingle beaches, from Felixstowe Ferry to the Landguard Peninsula.
- Bring your bucket and spade and create a magnificent sandcastle masterpiece.
- Take a little paddle, or a full refreshing dip in the sea.
- Go beachcombing... shells, starfish and mermaid purses.
- Spot the giant ships on the horizon arriving and departing at the Port of Felixstowe.
- Tuck into a cooling artisan ice cream or some yummy fish and chips on the beach.

Felixstowe has a beach for everyone...

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Felixstowe North
Sand and shingle beach gently sloping to the sea in a sheltered bay.

Felixstowe South
Popular with families. Sand and shingle beach gently sloping to the sea in a sheltered bay.

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Essential information:

Check out the latest tide times at www.tidetimes.org.uk/felixstowe-pier-tide-times

Click here to download the
Harwich Harbour Tide Tables 2017
Please note: this document is in pdf format, and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print.

Beach boards at Beach Station Road, Bath Tap, Pier North and Spa provide useful information.

Dog ban on beaches from Arwela Road to Spa from the 1 May to 30 September inclusive.

Seafront toilets at Landguard (View Point Cafe), Manor Terrace, Martello Park, West End, Leisure Centre, Town Hall Garden, Spa, Bath Tap, Golf Road Car Park, The Dip and Felixstowe Ferry. Toilets are generally open from 0700-1800 (Landguard from 0900).

A full range of beach front kiosks offering refreshments (cakes, ice creams, hot food) and beach items (buckets, spades, crab nets, etc).

An all terrain beach wheel chair is available for hire from the Felixstowe Leisure Centre.

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Beach Barbecues
Please note: BBQ’s are not allowed anywhere on the beach except the area of beach in front of and to the immediate south of the Clifflands car park, Felixstowe - known as 'The Dip'. No bonfires are allowed on the beach.

The District Council accept no liability for accidents, injury or damage arising from this. All litter and any fire ashes must be cleared. All fires should be properly extinguished. You must not use any vegetation, natural or otherwise, growing on or near the beach as fuel for the barbecue, and the appropriate barbecue equipment must be used. Please ensure that all persons attending the BBQ behave in a responsible manner and that noise levels do not become a nuisance to others.

For any gathering of more than ten persons you will be required to complete a Suffolk Coastal District Council Event Application Form. This document requires you to carry out a risk assessment and provide public liability insurance. This must be submitted at least 28 days in advance.

Environment Agency: Bathing Water Quality - Felixstowe North

Environment Agency: Bathing Water Quality - Felixstowe South