Gunton Warren Nature Reserve
Know before you go
Not suitable for wheelchairs
When to visit
Opening timesOpen all year round
Best time to visitMarch to September
About the reserve
As the only remaining section of the coast that retains a full suite of coastal habitats from mobile shingle, to sand dunes and vegetated cliff slope, to lowland heath, Gunton Warren is unique in Suffolk. The fact that it has survived along one of the most heavily developed and modified parts of the coast at Lowestoft is even more extraordinary, but then Lowestoft itself is exceptional, trapped between the North Sea and the Broads. Suffolk Wildlife Trust are working with the local community to restore heath on the reserve, removing bracken and scrub which was threatening important populations of reptiles.