Located between Landguard Fort and the Port of Felixstowe is the John Bradfield Viewing Area - voted one of the top 50 things to do in Suffolk.
From here you can enjoy stunning views across the estuary to the Shotley Peninsula and the towns of Harwich and Dovercourt (both in Essex). If the weather is really clear you can even see the off-shore wind turbines beyond The Naze.
Though the scenery is beautiful it is not what most visitors are here to see, they come to watch the hustle and bustle of the Port of Felixstowe and the vast container ships that come into the harbour following the natural deep water channel to berth up at the docks.
The Landguard Visitor Centre and View Point Cafe is a warm and friendly building with fun hands-on displays, videos and exhibits on the attractions of the Peninsula, public toilets and a 60 seater cafe (with both indoor and outdoor seating) serving all day breakfasts, snacks, fresh fish and chips, salads, cakes, ice cream, teas and coffees.
- The View Point Cafe is open with outside terrace seating only, 0900-1600. From Monday 17 May, inside seating also available, 0900-1800.
- The View Point Kiosk is open daily 1000-1600.
For further information, please call 01394 675892 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Harwich Harbour Foot and Bicycle Ferry runs from the John Bradfield Viewing Area at Felixstowe to Harwich and Shotley. It is the only public ferry service connecting Suffolk and Essex.
2021: operates from the 29 March to 31 October.
Please visit the website for full timings and fares. It is advisable to buy tickets online in advance, or first come first served on board. The ferry will only operate in safe weather.
01728 666329. www.harwichharbourferry.com