Felixstowe South


Felixstowe South
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

Popular with families, the charming coastal resort of Felixstowe sums up everything great about the great British seaside. Stroll along the two-mile promenade eating ice creams, or take tea at a seafront cafés. The beach is a sand and shingle beach gently sloping to the sea in a sheltered bay.


Swimming, windsurfing, sailing and fishing take place at the beach. There are numerous events including an Easter fair, Book Festival, Carnival in July with a firework display & Art On the Prom in September.

Wildlife and Walks

The Martello Coast Path links Felixstowe from North to South taking in parts of the Suffolk Coast & Heath Path. This continues on into Essex via the Stour and Orwell Walks. There are many cycle routes in the area. The stinking goosefoot plant, a protected species, grows here.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Felixstowe South

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins



There is parking for approximately 1000 cars with spaces for disabled people.

Dog restrictions


Dogs not allowed May 1st to September 30th.

Beach cleaning

Cleaned daily by machine during the summer.