Have I ever mentioned that Havergate lays claim to being Suffolk’s only island?! It boasts a colourful history which spans centuries and attracts visitors - both avian and human - to its shingle shores each season. Havergate Island is such an important, magical and isolated reserve and many species rely heavily on the island and its rich ecosystem to survive and thrive. Havergate is not only home to some great birdlife such as the spoonbill, avocets, barn owls and peregrines but also a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, be surrounded by nature and watch the boats and yachts slowly go by on the river.

The reserve hosts a number of special events throughout the year to cover the changing seasons and species, so depending on what you would like to experience be it the spectacular waders in the winter, brown hares in the spring or the grassland butterflies and flowers in the summer. Whether you want a guided or non guided day, a trip for the whole family or you are a keen photographer- we have a trip for everyone, so jump on the boat and join us on this special island. Our next trip is the Spoonbill Surprise on the 28 & 29 July, or if you fancy a summer adventure with all the family join us on our Havergate Adventure which will be running over 18,19 & 20 August. For booking and more information on all of our trips and to keep up to date with all the happenings on the island, take a look at our events section on the website by following this link 

I have included the link to the blog written last year by our guide Steve, I think it sums up perfectly 'Summer on Havergate'.....


'Skipper' on Havergate by Steve Everett