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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye

(4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and other Rye attractions using our handy Rye travel itinerary maker.
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  • The tide was coming in and so we watched the marsh gradually fill up and the fishing boats in the harbour finally sail out. Lots of dog walkers. Birds everywhere and a lovely little hide to watch them...  more »
  • Walking the reserve is a great way of seeing migrating and feeding birds from far and near. the pathways are ideal for those less mobile and offer a fully accessible visit for all 
  • A lovely hidden gem of a nature reserve, hidden because you have to drive through an industrial area to get there and its not well sign posted from on side of Rye. Lovely walks and hides available to ...  more »
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  • Beautiful , peaceful. Free parking. No toilets. A Martello tower is near car park but can't go in it. I belive you Can ride bike around reserve as we were always walking on concrete path. There was a Pill box. We walked to nearly the sea and back, didn't go all around it. Camber castle is in the nature reserve with certain opening times.
  • Lovely place to walk the dog and free parking. Fantastic pub with great food. The walk through the nature reserve is very enjoyable but can get very busy during summer months. Good access for anyone with mobility difficulties as the Walk us on the flat. Well worth visiting if you want to escape the more hectic areas
  • A nice desolate place to get some solitude and peace. Especially enjoyable are the species of wild plants and insects. The reserve is a good local example of vegetated shingle and saltmarsh habitat.
  • It's a big place, give yourself plenty of time to walk around, I love it here..
  • A wonderful desolate landscape with hundreds of wild birds nesting and feeding. Large free carpark and a wonderful quiet caravan park next to the reserve where you can hire a luxury static caravan for 3 day weekend break or a 4 day Monday to Friday or book by the week. Nature lovers will find this an place exhilarating.