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RSPB Minsmere

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Sheepwash Lane, Saxmundham IP17 3BY, England
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All reviews the reserve bird watching marsh harrier reed beds red deer bird life different species pair of binoculars great cafe nature lovers suffolk coast island mere hide cakes very helpful staff lovely walk non members dunwich heath
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As always excellent birding. Walked the whole reserve. Had lunch in the cafe which was yummy. Highlight of the day was a Peregrine Falcon eating his lunch!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank CAROL S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously, being run by the RSPB, this place is a delight for bird lovers. There’s such a diverse mix of habitat with several different routes to follow, including one that takes you along the rear of the nearby beach. If it’s otter you are hoping...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Carrot74
Ian B, Visitor Experience Officer at RSPB Minsmere, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback. You're certainly not the only one who runs out of time for their visit to Minsmere. It's easy to lose track of time as you wander around the nature trails or sit and wait for the elusive otter or bittern to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

so much interest all year round so you just can't go wrong, whatever your level of birding experience

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank diri2013
Ian B, Visitor Experience Officer at RSPB Minsmere, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to Minsmere soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent the day here, lucky there wasn't a lot of visitors the day we went. Great place for birdwatchers to go, at any time of year. Enjoyed the coastal path,stopped of at different hides, and just sat and watched the birdlife, marsh and estuary feeding...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Yoakley123gardener
Ian B, Visitor Experience Officer at RSPB Minsmere, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback. It sounds like you had a great day. Don't worry if you visit on a busier day though as the reserve is huge, so people spread out around it. Also, more people means more eyes so there is a better chance...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we went in August there were not huge amounts of birds to see. However, I loved watching the sand martins dive into their nests on the cliff and that was before we had left the cafe area. We then walked around with our binoculars...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ziggyf
Ian B, Visitor Experience Officer at RSPB Minsmere, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback. August is always an interesting month as many birds are moulting and have stopped singing so can be harder to spot, while thousands of others are already on the move, heading south to Africa. As a result, the woods and reedbed...More

Reviewed August 8, 2019

A Must go to place for any birdwatcher at any time of year . I was lucky enough to be in the hides whilst 3 of the wardens were doing the daily bird counts and they were only to happy to point out some of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank cliff d
Ian B, Visitor Experience Officer at RSPB Minsmere, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback. Our volunteer guides are always happy to help visitors with identification of the birds, insects and other wildlife, and you'll find that many visitors are happy to help if asked too. We hope to see you at Minsmere again soon.

Reviewed August 7, 2019

Excellent food at the moment, good vegan choices and great cake. lovely soup and cake of national trust standard. happy friendly staff at the cafe. great guides around the reserve, knowledgeable and keen to share.More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Samantha B
Ian B, Visitor Experience Officer at RSPB Minsmere, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback. Our catering team have worked very hard in recent months to offer our customers a greatly improved vegan menu, which has been very well received. They also a range of gluten-free and dairy-free options, and many of the dishes are homemade...More

Reviewed August 6, 2019

Had a wonderful morning being taken round the reserve by volunteer Joe. We saw areas not usually open to the public, including some spectacular heathland scenery. Joe was very knowledgeable about the wildlife and other aspects of the site. He went out his way to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 366mef
Ian B, Visitor Experience Officer at RSPB Minsmere, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback. As you discovered, our safaris are a great way to explore more remote parts of the reserve. They are very popular, and must be booked at least a week in advance, so do require some planning - please call us or...More

Reviewed August 6, 2019

We met a friend at the RSPB reserve who recommended we visit and what a great recommendation it was too! Helpful and friendly staff in all the hides in pointing out different birds. We really enjoyed our 7 mile walk around the reserve, lots of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AnitaTraveller1
Ian B, Visitor Experience Officer at RSPB Minsmere, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback. If sounds like a long, busy and very productive day. The seven mile may have been needed to burn off some of those calories. Now that you've discovered us, we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed July 31, 2019 via mobile

Had another lovely visit to this fantastic reserve on the Suffolk coast. Very helpful staff and volunteers with all knowledge and support for making the most of the large and diverse area.Using their disability buggy enabled me to reach the sea shore and lower hide....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Ian B, Visitor Experience Officer at RSPB Minsmere, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your great feedback. Our mobility scooters are very popular, so please book them as far ahead of your planned visit as possible. They are a great for those with limited mobility to easily access some of our amazing birdwatching hides. We hope to...More

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February 6, 2019|
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No but there is a path around the reserve that you can walk the dog to the coast
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