We're thinking of moving to Felixstowe but as I have only been there twice so far, does anyone here live there and have some up to date opinions on it? What's it like for Mums? And for young kids? Please help! Thanks, Zoe.
Hi Zed I grew up there. I guess it really depends where you are moving from? Since having kids we spent a lot of time going back and as a mum I had a whole new appreciation for it. We were near the beach (in old Felixstowe) which was nearly always empty, our friend has a beach hut and my DCs love it. It's not the most happening (or stylish) place but I think it's great for kids. There's a new boutique hotel opening this month and they are pouring a lot of money into the less attractive areas of the seafront down near the arcades etc. what I really love is that you are very close to the heritage coast (orford, thorpeness, aldeburgh) where there's lots going on in the summer. I live in London and spend half my life on rightmove dreaming of going back there. pm me if you have any specific questions on schools etc.
We love Felixstowe and often go out of season for a walk on the beach and lunch at The Alex. Don't know how I'd feel about living there though. It doesn't seem like a very happening place, which is why we love it for a visit.