Directions to Shotley Marina


From London / Essex/ South

Follow A12 North until you reach  A14 flyover at Copdock (Tesco Extra in front of you). Take 3rd exit  onto A14 Eastbound towards Felixstowe.  After approx 2 miles take 1st exit signposted Wherstead / Manningtree.  At top of slip take 1st exit and drive past ski slope.  At roundabout take 2nd exit with Fox's marina on left.  Stay on this road under the Orwell bridge and keep following it through Chelmondiston.  After another ten minutes you will come in to the village of Shotley.  Follow the road all the way until you come to the waterfront and then veer to the left and follow the road into Shotley marina itself. 


From North

Pick up the A14 at Cambridge, follow the signs to Felixstowe, Exit as per instructions at Wherstead / Manningtree

Local Tackle Shops 

  • Birds Tackle, Ipswich, 01473 730683
  • Breakaway Tackle, Ipswich, 01473 741393
  • Viscount Tackle, Ipswich, 01473 728179    
  • Tackle Up, Felixstowe, 01394 274600
  • Markhams, Ipswich, 01473 727841


All Tackle shops have a great selection of tackle and fresh bait is available, although I would recommend you order this well in advance of your trip.


Hotels nearby:


The following hotels are close to the A14 and A12 and within 30 minutes travel time of Shotley:

  • Premier Inn, Sproughton, 0870 111 2944
  • Premier Inn, Claydon, 0870 238 3311
  • Novotel, Ipswich, 01473 232400
  • Claydon Country House, 01473 830382
  • Holiday Inn, Ipswich, 01473 272244