Boasting that it is the "Sun Spot of the East Coast," the Town of Felixstowe has almost 6.5 kilometers of seafront lined with a paved promenade lined with beautiful gardens and a sand-and-shingle beach. Felixstowe Port's glory days as a tourist resort have long gone, but it still offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some quiet relaxation by the sea. It offers a local museum, the Spa Pavilion Theatre, a nature reserve and bird observatory, and the Landguard Fort. Felixstowe Port's beach has won the Blue Flag and Seaside Awards for four years now. Felixstowe Port also offers many seafront restaurant cafes.
Felixstowe Ferry, part of the old town at the mouth of the River Deben, is a ferry that crosses the Orwell estuary to Bawdsey, a wonderful bird-watching area that has many walks and cafes serving delicious fish and chips. It's also a popular sailing refuge. On the opposite side of town is the Landguard Peninsular, a popular spot with locals and visitors to watch the ships moving to and from Felixstowe Port and Harwich Harbor.
Temperatures in Felixstowe Port range from an average high of 17 °C (63 °F) in August to an average low of under 4 °C (39 °F) in January.
In the middle of Felixstowe Port's industrialized dock area is a small wildlife haven around Landguard Fort. For centuries, Landguard Fort guarded the northern bank of the River Orwell, while the Redoubt at Harwich protected the harbor entrance. Fortifications first appeared there in 1543 at the order of Henry VIII, but today's fort was constructed in 1871. Landguard Fort is open to the public and lovingly maintained by the Landguard Fort Trust.