Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye

4.6
#2 of 20 in Wildlife in East Sussex
Explore the large number of unusual plants and animals that have earned Rye Harbour Nature Reserve the status of Site of Special Scientific Interest. Learn about the park's biological and geological characteristics, like the shingle, saltmarsh, and intertidal mud habitats. Follow numerous paths and spot rare wildlife and growth. Birdwatchers will love identifying egrets, sandpipers, juvenile goldfinch, and many more species. Feel free to take your dog, as long as the pup is leashed and cleaned up after. Consider avoiding the reserve on windy days as there is little protection from the elements. Plan to visit Rye Harbour Nature Reserve during your Rye vacation using our convenient Rye trip itinerary maker site .
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  • Very pretty ballad to take a breath of air! Nice gig when the boats go out to sea. Large free parking available, but great idea we can leave a contribution of our choice for the maintenance of it.
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  • Recently me and the wife took our daughters for a walk down the Nature Reserve. It was a little windy and as it’s open you do feel the full force of the wind. The girls took their scooters and as its ...  more »
  • We came to visit Rye but realised we had never been to the nature reserve so headed there first. Free car park, easy walk to the reserve. Information points on what has been seen that week. Had we rea...  more »
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  • Nice informative visitors centre. Fantastic reserve. The pools and lagoons in the vast expanse of shingle attract large flocks of wild fowl and waders in winter while gulls and terns including sandwich terns and little terns breed there in summer. Hides allow good views and there are plenty of seats around the reserve giving places to stop and rest. The shingle beach and saltmarsh support a wild variety of plant species.
  • Lovely peaceful rambling walk. Birds love this area. Nice pub and cafe plus free parking.
  • Walked from winchelsea beach to rye via the nature reserve. great walk with fab sea views. Got to rye harbour and stopped in the café for lunch. Overpriced food, but it was decent. Saw old lifeboat house, 2 WWII pill boxes to defend the harbour, sea views, beach, harbour. Peaceful for miles until you get to where people park and walk down, then it's suddenly busy.
  • Great place for a walk/bike ride and a bit of sea air! And free parking
  • A beautiful nature reserve. Friendly staff in visitors centre.

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