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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 2020 – 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.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Admission FREEFree

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 2019
  • Excellent
    560
  • Very Good
    259
  • Average
    38
  • Poor
    6
  • Terrible
    3

Recent Reviews:

  • Lynda W
    Wonderful place for a walk with or without your dog!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 1st December 2019
    This is a wonderful walk with or without your dog, plenty to see, bird etc and will be made better when the new building is finished, what nicer than a lovely walk then a cup of coffee looking over... Read full review
  • BoogieLegs
    Darmstadt, Germany
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Great place to walk
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 6th December 2019
    As I was longer in Rye this year and had another sunny day I walked in the Nature Reserve. Very quiet and a lot of bird activity. The salty air and sound of the sea was very calming. Made me hungry... Read full review
  • moomel81
    Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Blowing away the cobwebs
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 8th December 2019
    Beautiful walk in nature. Stunning! The path is suitable for all abilities as is flat and paved. Saw a multitude of birds and just was peaceful and stunning and inspiring 😀👀 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

2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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