We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Boat watching

Is lovely to sit in the cafe and watch the massive container ships load and unload and the little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brentwood, United Kingdom
via mobile

It was so interesting to watch these enormous container ships loading and unloading Their... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Read all 213 reviews
All photos (143)
All photos (143)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good43%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“container ships”(35 reviews)
“car park”(18 reviews)
“viewing point”(14 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Port of Felixstowe Road, Felixstowe, England
Improve This Listing
Reviews (213)
Filter reviews
206 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews container ships car park viewing point big ships viewing area load and unload passenger ferry watch the boats watching the world landguard fort huge container lovely beach nature reserve ships coming and going free parking well worth a visit fish and chips
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 206 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is lovely to sit in the cafe and watch the massive container ships load and unload and the little passenger ferry pop in and out. We love to sit there just watching and relaxing. The Languard Fort is worth a visit too and dog friendly.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JoanneA1487
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was so interesting to watch these enormous container ships loading and unloading Their cargo.with massive cranes. Also to watch the tiny ferry from Harwich landing passengers on the beach. Difference in size was unreal.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Coastal266938
Reviewed March 1, 2019

If they were a train, people would think you are stupid, but it is OK to look at boats going past. Free car park which can get very busy. Nice sea walks in the area bar the noise and light pollution from the port. Visitor...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank hellooldchap
Reviewed February 4, 2019

We found it really interesting to come and watch how the ships was loaded with the container. It looked like puzzles one on top of another. I'm pretty sure that every toddler/kid would enjoy to watch it too. Pretty impressive. Shame it was so windy...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank herewegoagainblog
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Really interesting day out watching those massive boats coming into port to be emptied by the cranes. Off they would go then next one came in. Facinating. Small cafe there with a view of the port lovely cup of tea and a scone. Sandra

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roving03571866738
Reviewed November 11, 2018

We live in Felixstowe, but regularly visit the port of Felixstowe viewpoint at Landguard. It is one of the top places to take visitors to. The parking is free, or it is a good half hour walk from the town through the nature reserve, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank nigelmeadows47
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Great place for a walk or to wile away an hour or two watching the sea and the port activity and a good cafe as well.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank michaeljohnj2016
Reviewed October 28, 2018

so if the weathers too cold to be outside park the car up facing the sea and watch the world go by with a hot cup of tea .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cliff d
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

There is no better way to spend an afternoon than watching the movement of shipping into and out of this port.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fred W
Reviewed October 12, 2018

The Port Of Felixstowe is the UK's busiest container port dealing with nearly half of Britain's containerised trade and ranks amongst the busiest globally. The port opened in 1875 and covers an area of 8,360 acres and employs over 3000 workers. It has two main...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Lee A
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 nearby hotels
The Orwell Hotel
552 reviews
.14 miles away
Best Western Brook Hotel, Felixstowe
280 reviews
.36 miles away
The Fludyers Hotel
296 reviews
.57 miles away
Premier Inn Felixstowe Town Centre
465 reviews
.67 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 115 nearby restaurants
Cafe Bencotto
417 reviews
.01 miles away
The Greenhouse Cafe
44 reviews
.24 miles away
Blue & Berry Cafe
137 reviews
.07 miles away
Prezzo Felixstowe
268 reviews
.02 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 35 nearby attractions
Felixstowe Seafront Gardens
342 reviews
.42 miles away
Martello Park Felixstowe
48 reviews
.89 miles away
The Spa Pavilion
158 reviews
.32 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
June 23, 2017|
Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
The parking is Free at landguaurd fort and the viewpoint cafe
November 11, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from EnricoCE | Reviewed this property |
I think is always worthy a visit, there is the big museum and if you get bored always Harwich
Google Translation