Havergate Island


Havergate Island nature reserve lies in the Ore estuary, south of Orford village. The island consists of saline (saltwater) lagoons, marsh and mudflats.

It is famous for it waders and seabirds. It is a great place to get up close to brown hares at any time of year. From late summer, many migrating wading birds stop off at Havergate to feed and roost. In autumn and winter the island provides a haven for large numbers of ducks and wading birds.

For more information go to our website


Havergate Island is open the first Saturday of every month (except during May, June and July) and special weekends throughout the summer (see our website)


Call the Minsmere visitor centre on 01728 648281.


Havergate's Winter Events 2017

Havergate Island Trips
August - April
The first Saturday of every month 10.00am – 3.00pm

Winter Wildfowl on Havergate Island
Saturday 28th January 2017
Boats running 9am and 12 noon for a 3 hour guided tour of the island

Winter Wildlife River Trip
Sunday 29th January & Saturday 11th February
Catch the boat at 10.30am for a 2.5 hour trip around Havergate Island. Trip includes a 40 minute stop on Havergate to look out onto the lagoons.

For more information, take a look at our website

Price: £17.50 for RSPB members; £22 for all others; 3 - 17s half price. Places are strictly limited, so advance booking is essential.

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