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Landguard Nature Reserve

Visit Landguard Nature Reserve – a beach, shingle, rare and unusual plants, migrating birds, stunning views, landscape shaped by the sea and a rich military history.


Take time to visit the wonderful Nature Reserve at Landguard. Covering approximately 33 hectares (81 acres) this shingle spit on the southern tip of Suffolk’s stunning coastline offers a variety of flora and fauna. Unusual and rare plants, migrating birds, military history and huge ships arriving and departing at Britain’s busiest container port.

The Nature Reserve is a designated Local Nature Reserve (LNR) due to its value to the local community and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because of its high wildlife conservation value, such as its rare vegetated shingle habitat and rare botanical species including Stinking Goosefoot.

Enjoy a cycle ride along Route 51 (part of the National Cycle Network), take a stroll on the boardwalk around the ‘point’ with views of the estuary mouth, and don’t forget to bring your binoculars to spot rare and resident birdlife.

  • Accepts Groups
  • Coach Parties Accepted
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Facilities For Educational Visits
  • Facilities For Groups
  • Picnic Site
  • Public Toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board Member