Have you been to the new Felixstowe Pier yet?
I only really discovered Felixstowe a couple of years ago and like many people, if off to the seaside I would automatically think of places like Aldeburgh and Southwold. Since finding Felixstowe I’ve not looked back and this is currently my Suffolk destination of choice if looking for a day out by the sea.
Visiting Felxistowe Pier is just one of the many wonderful things to do in Felixstowe and a great place to escape to if you need some time out! Here’s why….
Why Felixstowe Pier is a Great Place for Some ‘Time Out’
When I heard that Felixstowe Pier was being re built I couldn’t wait to return to have a look. Although I quite liked the old pier, it was a bit dated but it did have some character. When looking at it from the beach you did feel as if you had been transported back to another time which was part of its charm, which was why it was with slight apprehension that I went to see the new Felixstowe Pier…. but it looked amazing!
Once inside you will find a whole heap of amusements to keep all ages entertained, and a great cafe/ bar to stop off for something to eat or drink either sitting inside the pier or on tables outside, which on a sunny day is just lovely; a perfect way to spend time catching up with friends.
For me, the best part of the pier however is just behind the entrance at the back of the pier. If you are looking for some ‘time out’ from the hustle and bustle of life, this place is wonderful especially if you visit at a quiet time and have the whole place to yourself!
A walk along the wooden planks of the pier takes you to a large decked area. I’ve never been on a cruise ship but strolling on Felixstowe Pier it felt like I was all aboard heading off on an overseas adventure!
We often spend time rushing around to fit everything in, even on days out so on your next visit to Felixstowe, pop to the pier and just take some time out to sit one one of the many benches, breathe in the sea air and appreciate the views – you will be glad you did! And don’t worry you will still find you have plenty of time to enjoy fish and chips on the beach and you won’t have too far to walk!
To find out more about Felixstowe Pier and to plan your own trip click here
Here are also some useful websites for Felixstowe – Visit Felixstowe Discover Landguard
Links to some of my other blogs about Felixstowe that you may be interested in
Ipswich to Felixstowe Vehicle Road Run
Suffolk Walking Festival (a walk on Landguard Nature Reserve)
Just One of Many Reasons you Should Visit Felixstowe
3 Great Reasons to Visit Art on the Prom