Why you should be heading to Beach Street this Saturday

People enjoying the new Beach Street complex in Felixstowe. Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown

People enjoying the new Beach Street complex in Felixstowe - Credit: SARAH LUCY BROWN

This weekend visitors to Felixstowe are being encouraged to celebrate the arrival of a quirky shopping and foodie destination by the beach. 

Businesses at Beach Street Felixstowe are hoping for a busy summer, as 2021 becomes the year of the staycation on the Suffolk coast.

People enjoying the new Beach Street complex in Felixstowe. Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown

People enjoying the new Beach Street complex in Felixstowe - Credit: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Beach Street, which is created solely from shipping containers from the Port of Felixstowe, is thought to be the first seaside 'container complex' attraction in the UK. 

Beach Street features a number of containers converted into shops and restaurants 

Beach Street features a number of containers converted into shops and restaurants - Credit: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Co-owner Charlie Manning said: "Beach Street complements the more traditional tourist spots in our lovely seaside town.

"Being mainly outdoors and just across the road from the beach, it is also an ideal place if people want to ease themselves back into socialising and mingling after lockdown.”

Tamar Mayne in front of the Beach Street mural at Felixstowe

Tamar Mayne in front of the Beach Street mural at Felixstowe - Credit: SARAH LUCY BROWN


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Those looking for a bite to eat at the official launch this Saturday can choose from 'dirty' vegan food, New York style pizza and macaroni cheese. 

Victoria Petchey, owner of The Gallery Box. Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown

Victoria Petchey, owner of The Gallery Box at Beach Street - Credit: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Find out more about Beach Street Felixstowe's official launch and fun day on their Facebook page. 

Tracy Richer, owner of The Waffle Shack at Beach Street. Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown

Tracy Richer, owner of The Waffle Shack at Beach Street - Credit: SARAH LUCY BROWN






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