Felixstowe Ferry

Felixstowe Ferry

No we don't mean the sea crossing to Harwich or Zeebrugge, but a quaint old riverside hamlet, made up of a couple of Martello Towers, a pub and a handful of houses that buts up against the end of the river Deben's estuary, a couple of miles north of Felixstowe proper, and by far its most appealing corner. There is a crossing over the river here - a foot ferry to Bawdsey on the other side, a back-of-beyond sort of place in its own right, but famous for the contribution its radar station made during World War II. You can eat in the pub – the excellent Ferry Boat Inn, which fronts onto the village green – or choose between a couple of good cafés: the Ferry Café, which does decent fish and chips, or Winkles right by the jetty. Or just buy some fresh fish or seafood at Springtide Fish and take it home with you to cook.

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