Orford Beach was listed by the Society alongside Sudbourne Beach, and Kings and Lantern marshes; the area ran south along the coast from Aldeburgh to North Weir Point, and covered the beach and surrounding marshland. Today, the original site is protected as a National Nature Reserve (NNR) and managed by the National Trust and the RSPB, in partnership with Natural England. The shingle here supports a number of rare insects and beetles, while the marshland and creek are good for birds like avocet and curlew. Common terns also breed here – a factor noted by the SPNR in the original documents.
(Above) the original SPNR survey documents for Orford Beach