Felixstowe is a much-loved resort that became fashionable in the late 1800s, which is why you'll see so many beautiful Victorian and Edwardian houses. There is a sandy beach to the south of the pier and a stony beach to the north.
A Victorian promenade runs along the beaches and past old-fashioned beach huts, fish and chip shops, a funfair, amusements, mini golf, cafes and restaurants.
Attractions in the surrounding area include Landguard Fort which is famous for being the site of the last opposed invasion of England when, in 1667, Dutch musketeers, pikemen and sailors attacked and were repelled.
Continuing the theme, the coastline is dotted with small forts called Martello Towers that were built in the 19th century to ward off attacks from Napoleon. The four forts near Felixstowe are around 40ft high and round with thick walls of solid stonework.