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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7TX

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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

About

A large coastal nature reserve with shingle beaches, sandy shores at low tide, grassland, saltmarsh and reedbeds bordering lakes and pools hosting a vast array of wildlife. A network of footpaths leading throughout SSSI areas to 5 birdwatching hides - 3 of which are wheelchair accessible, plus an information centre open throughout the year.

A fantastic new Discovery Centre is due to open in early 2021 – find out more here. This will be the first of its kind for Sussex Wildlife Trust. In the meantime a temporary visitors centre with shop has been created, selling the souvenirs and gifts pictured above. Follow the path to the reserve and bird hides, and you'll find both the temporary centre and the work-in-progress Discovery Centre. Please note there will be some accessibility restrictions due to construction work.

Read a blog post: Fresh air and nature therapy at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.

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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2020
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  • Very Good
    268
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  • Poor
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  • Terrible
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Recent Reviews:

  • MASH000001
    Orpington, United Kingdom
    Splendid walk with marvellous views
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 22nd September 2020
    The walk from the Harbour to the beach was lovely and helped us work off our lunch. We were lucky that the weather was beautiful and it was a calm day. Road closed off to the visitors centre but you... Read full review
  • johnhouston2
    Knaresborough, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A fabulous place for a walk.
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 23rd September 2020
    The first thing I’d say for the benefit of those not au fait with the Rye area is that the harbour is not in the town, and is between one and two miles down the road, so you would probably drive here... Read full review
  • ShirlJJ
    Hythe, United Kingdom
    Wonderful
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 25th September 2020
    A great place to walk, so much to see and explore. Good for bird watching and dog walking and photography Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A259. From Rye turn left off A259 towards Rye Harbour. Follow the road round until reaching the large car park on the right. Entrance to reserve is opposite the car park.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Rye. Bus 325 from station drops off close to reserve entrance or follow footpath signs from turning off A259 towards Rye Harbour.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Induction loop systems in bird hides and information centre.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchair user accessible - Motorised scooters hired out at Reserve - contact Chris on 07884 494 982

Catering

  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted
  • Max group size - 30
  • Min group size - 10

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material

Provider Preferences

  • Outdoor Attraction

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Opening Times

2020 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

Video

  • RHNR

Events

Sunday, 27th September 2020 - Sunday, 27th September 2020

Walk With a Warden at Rye HarbourWalk around the saltmarsh and beach to look for seabirds, ducks and waders refuelling on the pools and perhaps some raptors hunting them.
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