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 locationPlaces to visitPostcode Blue Badge spaces
Convalescent Hill, Undercliff Road WestLeisure Centre, Prom and PierIP11 2AE3
Spa Pavilion car park, Undercliff Road WestProm Spa Pavilion TheatreIP11 2AE6
Pier Bight car park, Undercliff Road WestLeisure Centre, Prom and PierIP11 2AE2
Highfield Road car park, Highfield RoadTown Centre, Felixstowe Old Peoples Welfare Association (FOPWA)IP11 7BZ5
Crescent Road car part, Crescent RoadTown Centre, Cinema, Bingo Hall, LibraryIP11 7PD9
Ranelagh Road car park, Brownlow RoadTown CentreIP11 7HU10
Cobbold RoadTown Centre, Cinema, Bingo Hall, LibraryIP11 7JA2
Manor EndLandguard Nature Reserve, PromIP11 2EN1
Sea RoadMartello Park, PromIP11 2DR1
Martello Park North, Orford RoadMartello Park, PromIP11 2EN12
Martello Park South, Manor TerraceMartello Park, PromIP11 2EN3
View Point car park,View Point RoadLandguard Fort and Nature Reserve, Felixstowe Museum, View Point CafeIP11 3TW4

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 locationNearest locationPostcode
Crescent Road car park – includes changing places facilityTown CentreIP11 7PD
Ranelagh Road car parkTown CentreIP11 7HU
Beach Station Road car park (end of Sea Road)SeafrontIP11 2DR
The DipSeafrontIP11 9SA
Town Hall (adjacent to)SeafrontIP11 2AG
Bath HillSeafrontIP11 7TP
Spa Pavilion (rear of)SeafrontIP11 2DX
Golf Road car parkSeafrontIP11 7NB
Manor Road car parkSeafrontIP11 2EN
Martello Park – includes changing places facilitySeafrontIP11 2EN
West EndSeafrontIP11 2ES
Langer ParkSeafrontIP11 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.