Havergate Island is a nature reserve situated in the River Ore. A short boat trip away and something very different.
Opportunities to visit Havergate Island are rare. This splendid nature reserve is owned and managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and is famous for having played a major role in the conservation of the Avocet in Britain. But the site is much more than this – a large colony of nesting gulls, super displays of wild flowers in spring and early summer, migrant wading birds in late summer, terrific views of the surrounding countryside and thousands of waders and ducks in the autumn and winter months, most notably Black tailed Godwit, Avocet, Wigeon, Teal and Pintail.
For further information on visiting Suffolk’s only island, visit the RSPB website.
Free entrance to RSPB members No
Adults £19 (RSPB members) £24 (non-members)
Children £9.50 (RSPB members) £12 (non-members)
Access via boat on pre-booked trips only. Boats leave Orford Quay at 10 am on first Saturday of every month (maximum 12 people) except May, June and July. Also selected weekends for special events.