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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

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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 summer 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.

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

Guide Prices

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Admission FREEFree

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

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4.5 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • G8439DSadams
    Battle, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Good for a good walk
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th January 2020
    I popped into the nature reserve where there is a lovely big free car park it is an excellent Walk Right up to the harbour mouth if you get time pop into the little gift shop reception they are very... Read full review
  • Louis M
    Greater London, United Kingdom
    Sunday morning stroll
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 28th January 2020
    Lovely walk up to the mouth of the estuary. Shame about the dog mess all along the raised walkway, could provide more waste bins for dog walkers. Read full review
  • DJRDevon
    Plymouth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Nice spot for a stroll
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 18th February 2020
    Nice place close to Rye town centre where you can go for a nice walk along the river to the sea. It’s a nature reserve and a haven for birds, really enjoyed ducking into the bird hides to look at the... 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)

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