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Shotley

Shotley and Shotley Gate are two villages located at the tip of the Shotley peninsula.

There are several public houses, a church, mortello towers, and a museum.

During the summer months a ferry operates between Shotley, Felixstowe and Harwich.

Felixstowe

Felixstowe beach huts    Felixstowe is a coastal town situated between the river Deben to the north and river Orwell to the south. The town itself is situated on a hill high above the sea front and consists of one long high street on Hamilton Rd with some shops located on the side streets.

Felixstowe town centre is a medium-sized town with more independent stores than clone stores and serves the local community and tourists well.Felixstowe beach front

The sea front is the main destination for tourists. Below the town lies the sea front consisting of Undercliff Rd West which features various restaurants, pubs and cafés leading to the leisure centre and Pier followed by Sea Road where the arcades and amusements can be found along with B&Bs with sea views.

Felixstowe beachFelixstowe port is the largest container port in the UK and you can view the ships coming into port and being unloaded and loaded from the car park at the end of View Point Road next to Languard Fort.

The Felixstowe point is worth a visit as you can take in the local wildlife. You can park for free near Languard Fort and take a walk to the port viewing point, grab a bite to eat from the little hut, walk along the waters edge to the point, popular with photographers, and curve back around via the wildlife sanctuary where you may even see a bird of prey.Felixstowe front

Felixstowe beach consists of sand and pebbles along with breakers made up of wood or rocks. Fishermen can be seen on most days fishing on the beach near the south end of Sea Road.

A Martello Tower can be found south of Sea Road.

Felixstowe has a railway station connecting travellers to Ipswich.

Felixstowe docksThere are more beaches to the north east as well as the Felixstowe Golf club and several popular restaurants.

Felixstowe has several hotels and a great number of B&Bs and guest houses.