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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye

4.6
#2 of 12 in Wildlife in East Sussex
Wildlife Area Nature / Park
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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4.6
  • A great place to visit - it was windy, but that's probably not unusual! Large free car park (there is a donation box though to help with its upkeep) there are certain vehicles that are not permitted a...  more »
  • We were lucky to have fab weather for our visit to the nature reserve and although we didn't have binoculars with us saw a vast amount of birds and wildlife. The bird hide was well placed and we spent...  more »
  • Great for walking and cycling. Fantastic array of species: terns, gulls, waders, ducks, songbirds, raptors, insects and plants. Short bus or taxi ride from Rye Station. Plenty of pubs and restaurants ...  more »
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  • Beautiful natural nature reserve. Great for bird spotting and excellent watching hut. Great trails to walk or cycle. Interesting old bunkers. Great ice creams too.
  • Beautiful landscape. Beautiful hiking paths. Well worth a visit. Not just the sea side but especially the public footpathes towards Camber castle.
  • Very nice when no one's there, if anyone else is there it's really annoying
  • It is a good place to observe the wildlife but the door of the hide makes a lot of noise.
  • Great day out if you enjoy wildlife, drawback, no toilets at the end of the harbour.

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