is a North Sea seaport
. There was a village there since before the Norman conquest
, but it only became a major port in 1886. In addition to shipping, tourism increased, and a pier was constructed in 1905.
Today Felixstowe is Britain's top container port, dealing with 35% of container cargo — and Europe's fourth busiest. It has good road links to the Midlands via the A14 and to London via the A12.
Felixstowe is twinned with the German towns Wesel and Salzwedel. It is administered by Suffolk Coastal District Council along with a Town Council.
There is a nature reserve at Landguard Point between the town and the container port.