Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

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

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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

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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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Recent Reviews:

  • ScampyFry
    Guildford, United Kingdom
    Concrete & water
    2 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 11th October 2020
    So long as you keep moving you'll be fine - There's no where to sit and enjoy your surroundings. I counted two benches by the birdwatching hut which is still on the straight channel. Absolute... Read full review
  • PaulBthebrit
    Berkshire, United Kingdom
    Classic shingle landscape
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 27th October 2020
    Wrap up or take sunscreen...check before you go and this is a great walk or cycle. Well set out for long Tours or shorter strolls. We chose to cycle getting to see more of the reserve across well... Read full review
  • Rosie W
    Madrid, Spain
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    Solo travel
    Great place so interesting g
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 1st November 2020
    definitely go and see this fabulous place. great wildlife and walks. Very worth a visit and also friendly for the less able. 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

2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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