Walks And Walking – Landguard Fort Felixstowe Walking Route
This is a thoroughly enjoyable 4 mile walk from Felixstowe Beach to Landguard Fort and back through Landguard Nature Reserve.
We recently enjoyed a short family holiday where we walked from the Felixstowe Beach caravan park to Landguard Fort via the Landguard Nature Reserve where we found an abundance of blackberry bushes.
From Felixstowe Beach we walked south along the coastal path promenade until it bent round to the right up to Manor Terrace where we walked left to continue southbound. At the car park we walked left onto the sea wall by the shingle beach where we then walked in to Landguard Nature Reserve all the way to the end of the shingle spit at Landguard Point.
We continued our walk around to Landguard Fort and down to the newly refurbished cafe where we stopped for lunch in the autumn sunshine casually watching the beach fisherman and the leisurely bustle of the Port of Felixstowe.
We then started our walk back through the car park to View Point Road and followed the signs to the entrance to Landguard Nature Reserve retracing some of our steps back to the car park where we rejoined Manor Terrace. At the end of Manor Terrace we walked left up Manor Road and then right along Langer Road turning left up Walton Avenue and back to Felixstowe Beach caravan park.
About Landguard Nature Reserve and Fort
Covering over 81 acres this shingle spit on the southern tip of Suffolk’s stunning coastline offers unusual and rare plants, migrating birds, military history and huge ships arriving and departing at Britain’s busiest container port.
The Nature Reserve is a designated Local Nature Reserve (LNR) due to its value to the local community and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because of its high wildlife conservation value.
Discover the rich military and maritime heritage of Landguard Fort, one of England’s best-preserved coastal defences, with a history spanning almost 450 years. The current Grade I listed Fort was built in the 18th C. and modified in the 19th C. with substantial additional 19th-20th C. outside batteries. It was continuously occupied through both World Wars and up until 1956.