Suffolk Day

Help us celebrate Suffolk Day, with an exclusive day on Suffolk's Secret Coast for Suffolk residents.

  • Booking essential

The sun shines first on Suffolk, so make a plan to enjoy the wonderful landscape and heritage on Orford Ness in a free open day, exclusive to residents of Suffolk.

Space is limited, and you'll need to book in advance. You'll also need to bring proof of a Suffolk address with you on the day.


Event ticket prices
  • All £0.00
    Suffolk Resident

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 2491895
Space is limited and needs to be booked in advance.
Children welcome - please book a ticket for all passengers
Meeting point
Your ticket time includes a 10 minute window to check in at our ticket office on Orford Quay. Your ferry will depart promptly at the end time stated on your booking slot. Please arrive on time.
What to bring and wear
Orford Ness is an exposed coastal location, please dress for the weather!
Access is via our ferry. Depending on the level of tide this will involve negotiating a number of steps which may be slippery.
Our ferry departs every 20 minutes between 10am and 2pm. You will need to book and stick to your outbound ferry time. You are then free to explore as long as you like, as long as you are back before the last ferry to the mainland at 5pm. Please book a ticket for all passengers, including children. If you miss your outbound ferry we may not be able to accommodate you. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your ferry to check in. Proof of Suffolk residency will be required on the day. Sadly, due to ground nesting birds, dogs are not allowed on Orford Ness (except assistance dogs).

Contact Info

Orford Ness
Call 01394 450900

Upcoming events

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.

Photography Tour

Sun 19 Jun 2022
See Orford Ness through the eye of your camera with guidance from a professional photographer. An opportunity to access the AWRE site to capture some amazing images.

Suffolk Day

Tue 21 Jun 2022
Help us celebrate Suffolk Day, with an exclusive day on Suffolk's Secret Coast for Suffolk residents.