Felixstowe: Sea defence work to improve beach access and safety

More work is being carried out on Felixstowe's beaches and sea defences

More work is being carried out on Felixstowe's beaches and sea defences - Credit: Archant

New ramps to improve access to Felixstowe beach are being put in place as part of a sea defence project.

Contractors are carrying out improvements and maintenance work to a number of groynes on either side of the pier, as well as some safety work and action to make it easier to get on to the shore.

The project initially began earlier this year but was paused over Easter holiday to minimise disruption and inconvenience in the area. It is scheduled to continue until early June.

The working area currently extends from just north of the pier to Manor End, although the area will not be closed or worked in at all times. A spokesman for Suffolk Coastal and Waveney district councils’ coastal management team urged the public to take particular notice of signs and barriers and to avoid the areas where men and machines are working to stay safe.

He said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused during these works, but they are essential to maintain important coastal assets and improve public safety.”