Accessible Felixstowe

A coastal break is a perfect opportunity to get away and explore somewhere new. From building sandcastles on the beach to indulging in fresh fish and chips to visiting historic sites, Felixstowe has something for everyone.

But what if you have accessibility needs? How can you be confident that you’ll find places to visit that will be accessible to you? Whatever your requirements, Felixstowe has it covered. Everyone is welcome.

We aim to make your visit as easy as possible, no matter what your requirements, with helpful and practical information about how to get here, parking, toilets and attractions.


Where to find information?

Visit Felixstowe Tourist Information Beach Hut – The Tourist Information beach hut is located on the prom, opposite the Town Hall. The beach hut is open daily between 11am – 3pm during summer and 10.30am – 2.30pm during winter. The beach hut is manned by knowledgeable volunteers who can provide information about events, attractions and activities in Felixstowe and surrounding areas.



There are several accessible car parks and designated spaces for blue badge holders located around the town. This helpful list shows the postcode of the car park and the closest place to visit.

Car park location Places to visit Postcode  Blue Badge spaces
Convalescent Hill, Undercliff Road West Leisure Centre, Prom and Pier IP11 2AE 3
Spa Pavilion car park, Undercliff Road West Prom Spa Pavilion Theatre IP11 2AE 6
Pier Bight car park, Undercliff Road West Leisure Centre, Prom and Pier IP11 2AE 2
Highfield Road car park, Highfield Road Town Centre, Felixstowe Old Peoples Welfare Association (FOPWA) IP11 7BZ 5
Crescent Road car part, Crescent Road Town Centre, Cinema, Bingo Hall, Library IP11 7PD 9
Ranelagh Road car park, Brownlow Road Town Centre IP11 7HU 10
Cobbold Road Town Centre, Cinema, Bingo Hall, Library IP11 7JA 2
Manor End Landguard Nature Reserve, Prom IP11 2EN 1
Sea Road Martello Park, Prom IP11 2DR 1
Martello Park North, Orford Road Martello Park, Prom IP11 2EN 12
Martello Park South, Manor Terrace Martello Park, Prom IP11 2EN 3
View Point car park,View Point Road Landguard Fort and Nature Reserve, Felixstowe Museum, View Point Cafe IP11 3TW 4

East Suffolk Council’s new parking app RingGo enables drivers with disabilities to:

  • check parking place options before they leave home, including availability
  • select a parking place and be navigated to it via Google Maps or Apple Maps
  • pay for their parking once they arrive
  • extend their parking session should they need to without returning to their vehicle


Accessible public toilets

There are several public toilets location around the town and seafront which have accessible facilities. Felixstowe also has two Changing Places facilities, more details on these can be found on the East Suffolk Council’s website.

The RADAR key is required for all locations except for the toilet adjacent to the Town Hall and the Changing Places facilities.

Toilet location Nearest location Postcode
Crescent Road car park – includes changing places facility Town Centre IP11 7PD
Ranelagh Road car park Town Centre IP11 7HU
Beach Station Road car park (end of Sea Road) Seafront IP11 2DR
The Dip Seafront IP11 9SA
Town Hall (adjacent to) Seafront IP11 2AG
Bath Hill Seafront IP11 7TP
Spa Pavilion (rear of) Seafront IP11 2DX
Golf Road car park Seafront IP11 7NB
Manor Road car park Seafront IP11 2EN
Martello Park – includes changing places facility Seafront IP11 2EN
West End Seafront IP11 2ES
Langer Park Seafront IP11 2BS


Wheelchair hire

If you need to hire a wheelchair or mobility scooter to make your visit to Felixstowe easier, then please contact Philips Mobility. Their shop is located in the town centre with on street parking close by.


Beach access

The promenade in Felixstowe was constructed in 1904 after a visit from the German Imperial family boosted tourism to the area. It is one of the main attractions of the seafront. The prom is easily accessed via wide flood gates situation at regular points along the seafront.

The following flood gates remain open all year, subject to tidal conditions. All others are closed from October to Easter (postcodes for areas closed to the flood gate).

  • Manor Terrance, IP11 2EN
  • Orford Road, IP11 2ES
  • South of Beach Station Road, IP11 2DR
  • Mannings Amusements, IP11 2DN
  • St Edmunds Road, IP11 2DJ
  • Manwick Road, IP11 2DJ
  • Arwela Road, IP11 2DG
  • Russell Road, IP11 2BD
  • Cavendish Road, IP11 2AX
  • Granville Road, IP11 2AT
  • The Pier and Pier Bight, IP11 2AE


For further details, including places to visit, please download our accessibility guide.