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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye

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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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  • 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 , 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.