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Minsmere RSPB Suffolk

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The RSPB's premier nature reserve, covering over 930 hectares (2,300 acres). The current bird list includes 332 species, with over 230 recorded annually and 85-100 breeding regularly.


Minsmere RSPB
RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve, Westleton, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 3BY

Contact Details

Telephone: 01728 648281


Birding Sites in the Minsmere RSPB Area

Prominent Species at Minsmere RSPB


Specialities include Avocet, Nightjar, Bearded Tit, Marsh Harrier and Bittern.

Additional Site Details


The reserve is best reached from Westleton. At the north end of the village, leave the B1125 east on a minor road towards Dunwich and after half a mile turn right and follow signs to reserve. Signposted from A12 and Westleton.


Charge for non-RSPB members.

Opening Times

Reserve open 9 am to 9 pm (or dusk if earlier). Visitor centre open 9 am to 5 pm February to October (until 4 pm rest of the year). Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Car park, picnic area, tearoom, toilets with adapted facilities for disabled visitors, shop, binocular hire.

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