Overnight Photography Tour

A rare opportunity to capture dawn and dusk on Orford Ness. Photograph the sun setting and rising over this incredible landscape.

  • Booking essential

This is an overnight event. Arriving on Saturday and departing on Sunday.

Cross the river to Orford Ness on Saturday afternoon for a briefing and an introduction to the site. Once the public have gone home you will be able to capture sunset over this unique landscape.

An overnight stay at our Base Camp accommodation will be followed by an early alarm call to capture dawn over Suffolk's Secret Coast. Followed by an opportunity to capture photographs of the pagodas on the AWRE site, the famous Orford Ness hares and possibly an elusive Chinese Water Deer.

The event is supervised and led by rangers from the site and a professional photographer who has been photographing the site for many years. Their combined knowledge and experience will help you get the most out of this trip.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £175.00
  • Adult £190.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 2491895
Booking essential. In the event of extreme weather the event may be cancelled or rescheduled.
Not suitable for children.
Meeting point
Crossing from Orford Quay on Saturday at 4pm by boat. Return is by 4pm on the Sunday (you can depart before this time). Park in pubic pay and display car park (not NT).
What to bring and wear
Bring food and bedding for your stay - a fully equipped shared kitchen is available. Accommodation is in shared bunk house rooms. Dress for sudden weather changes. Only bring equipment you can carry.
Access via our ferry and steep, sometimes, slippery steps. Please contact us for more information.
All attendees will be required to confirm no commercial use will be made of any images taken. No drone photography allowed.

Contact Info

Orford Ness
Call 01394 450900

Upcoming events

Islands of Secrets Walk

Sat 21 May 2022
Step behind the 'no entry' signs and take a guided walk into the heart of the normally off limits AWRE area.

Suffolk Walking Festival - Walk with a Shepherd and Sheepdog

Tue 24 May 2022
Run as part of The Suffolk Walking Festival, join our shepherd as he manages our flock of rare breed sheep.

Camera Skills Workshop

Fri 10 Jun 2022
Confused by exposure? Flummoxed by focusing? Pictures in your mind don't match the photo you end up with? Learn how to get the best out of your camera in the inspiring landscape of Orford Ness.

Orford Ness Half Day Trailer Tour

Sat 11 Jun 2022
Take a leisurely guided tour of the Ness in our 24 seat passenger trailer, including access to the Cold War Atomic Weapons Research Establishment area, normally 'off-limits' to visitors.

Wildlife Safari

Fri 17 Jun 2022
Join our Countryside Manager to learn about some of the unexpected wildlife that calls Orford Ness home.


Sat 18 Jun 2022
Have you ever wondered how wool from a sheep is turned into clothing? Come and see how the wool from our flock of rare breed sheep is spun, felted, knitted, woven and crocheted into beautiful items of clothing, blankets and shawls.