Plan your visit
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.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
- £17.50 (RSPB members) £22 (non-members)
- £8.50 (RSPB members) £11
- Car park cost
- Pay and display at Orford Quay.
- Blue Badge holders are exempt from car parking charges at Orford Quay.
No visitor centre
Car park off-site
Accessible toilets off-site
How to get here
The nearest station is Wickham Market Station. From the station, follow the B1078 east through Tunstall to the B1084. Turn left and follow through to the village of Orford.
You can take Route 160: Ipswich - Bealings - Woodbridge - Orford. From the village centre, follow signs to Orford quay.
This reserve is close to Route 1 of the National Cycle Network.
Access by boat from Orford Quay. The village of Orford is located 17 km (11 miles) to the north-east of Woodbridge; the village is signposted off the A12.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
Prior booking is essential. The boat leaves Orford quay at 10am and returning to Orford at about 2pm, on the first Saturday of each month only. The boat journey takes approximately 20 minutes. Bookings can be made via the RSPB Minsmere reserve visitor centre. Tel: 01728 648281.
Group booking information
Group bookings accepted. Please contact the warden in advance on firstname.lastname@example.org.