Landguard Nature Reserve

An oasis of flora and fauna.

 

Landguard Nature ReserveTake time to visit our 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.

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Landguard 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 botanical species.

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Things to Do

 

  • Discover fascinating history and abundant wildlife on one of the Nature Reserve's walks.
  • Enjoy a cycle ride along Route 51 (part of the National Cycle Network).
  • Don't miss a stroll on the boardwalk around the 'point' with views of the estuary mouth.
  • Look down and see how many miniaturised wildflowers you can spot.
  • Take a pleasant amble along the rifle butt mounds path which offers great seashore views.
  • Bring your binoculars to spot rare and resident birdlife.
  • Go beachcombing... shells, Whelk Eggs and Mermaid's Purses!
  • Have some fun family time (play and picnic) on the sands.
  • Visit our pond, a summer home for colourful dragon and damselflies.
  • Join in one of the special events, guided tours and children's activities on the Nature Reserve.

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---------------- "Shingle spit on the southern tip of Suffolk's stunning coastline"