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10 places to add to your Felixstowe bucket list for 2023 including Beach Street and the seafront gardens





Whatever the time of year you can't beat a trip to the Suffolk coast, Felixstowe is an ideal location to visit in 2023 with plenty of attractions to keep the whole family entertained.

From quirky places to eat and drink at Beach Street - to walks along the prom to blow away the cobwebs, we've got you covered with ideas for things to do.

Here are 10 places we think you should have on your bucket list to visit when in Felixstowe, whatever the time of year.

The popular seafront gardens in Felixstowe. Picture: Sam Emmens
The popular seafront gardens in Felixstowe. Picture: Sam Emmens

1. Relax in the seafront gardens

Described on Tripadvisor as 'idyllic' and 'stunning' the seafront gardens on Bath Hill, give you the perfect view of Felixstowe.

The immaculately kept gardens are free for all to enter, and are a must-see for anyone visiting the seaside town.

Felixstowe is a great place to visit in the summer. Picture: SuffolkNews
Felixstowe is a great place to visit in the summer. Picture: SuffolkNews

2. Enjoy a seaside stroll

Felixstowe is the ideal place to visit if you love walking, or even jogging (if you are feeling energetic).

There are four miles of promenade, stretching from Landguard Point to Felixstowe Ferry.

If you fancy a walk along the shore, Old Felixstowe is a quieter spot where you can watch the world go by as you take a stroll.

The beach at Old Felixstowe. Picture: SuffolkNews
The beach at Old Felixstowe. Picture: SuffolkNews

3. Pay a visit to Felixstowe Pier

A trip to a traditional seaside town wouldn't be complete without a trip to the pier - even though unfortunately at the time of writing you can't walk on Felixstowe's.

However children will love the large amusement arcade inside the pier which is packed full of every type of game they could want.

Cocktails, hot drinks and small plates, are all on the menu at the stylish Boardwalk Cafe Bar, takeaway options are also available at the front of the pier.

4. Spot ships at Landguard Point

Children will love exploring the beach and nature reserve at Landguard Point, as they keep their eye out for some of the huge container ships that pass through the port of Felixstowe.

5. Learn about the town's history at Felixstowe Museum

Open between April and October, a trip to Felixstowe Museum is definitely one to put in the diary.

The museum at Languard Point, has 14 rooms full of the 'social and military history' of the town.

6. Explore the 'haunted' Landguard Fort

Described as one of the East of England's most haunted locations, the historic Landguard Fort is a must visit for anyone interested in the supernatural.

Keep an eye on their social media channels for information about their ghost walks and their February half term trail.

7. Grab some tasty food at Beach Street

Made from shipping containers, Beach Street is arguably Felixstowe's most up-and-coming area at the moment.

Inside each shipping container you will find another independent business - many selling delicious food and drink.

You can grab a delicious treat from The Waffle Shack at Beach Street. Picture: Sam Emmens
You can grab a delicious treat from The Waffle Shack at Beach Street. Picture: Sam Emmens
Those that love mexican food should visit Carnitas Taqueria at Beach Street. Picture: Sam Emmens
Those that love mexican food should visit Carnitas Taqueria at Beach Street. Picture: Sam Emmens

8. Have a go on the penny machine at Manning's Amusements

There are plenty of amusement arcades in Felixstowe, but Manning's is probably the most well-known.

And it is far more than just slot machines, you can even have a game of adventure golf inside.

Adventure golf at Manning's is always a big hit with children. Picture: SuffolkNews
Adventure golf at Manning's is always a big hit with children. Picture: SuffolkNews

9. Burn off some energy at Martello Park

If you are visiting Felixstowe and fancy a break from the beach, Martello Park is a play area which has something for children of all ages.

The park has a popular 'splash pad' water play area which is open between April and October - toilets and two refreshment kiosks can be found nearby.

Martello Park in Felixstowe is well worth a visit. Picture: Sam Emmens
Martello Park in Felixstowe is well worth a visit. Picture: Sam Emmens

10. Tuck into some fish and chips

On a summer evening you will often see big queues for Felixstowe's fish and chip shops.

We don't want to start a row by picking a favourite...

However on Tripadvisor Fish Dish Fish and Chips Restaurant and Undercliffe Fish & Chip Restaurant, both on Undercliffe Road, both get a lot of praise.

As do Hamilton Fish and chips on Hamilton Road and the The Regal Fish Bar & restaurant in Sea Road.

One of the iconic Martello Towers at Felixstowe. Picture: SuffolkNews
One of the iconic Martello Towers at Felixstowe. Picture: SuffolkNews
The seaside town is a lovely spot for a walk, whatever the time of year. Picture: SuffolkNews
The seaside town is a lovely spot for a walk, whatever the time of year. Picture: SuffolkNews

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