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This small island in the River Ore is famous for its Avocets, terns and Spoonbills. In autumn and winter, the island provides a haven for large numbers of ducks and wading birds. Havergate is also a great place to see Brown Hares at close range.

Havergate Island is Suffolk’s only island and sits within the River Ore near Orford. You'll discover many coastal habitats here, including saline lagoons, saltmarshes, vegetated shingle and mudflats.

You'll need to pre-book your ferry spot. The boats leave Orford Quay at 10 am on the first Saturday of every month, and carries max 12 people. The island is closed to visitors in May, June and July. Please see our events tab to book.

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