Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  East Sussex  /  Rye  /  Wildlife Areas  /  Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 480+ 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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • Excellent FREE parking next to start of the reserve. Toilets are close by and were good. There is a very good cafe next to the lifeboat station where you can get a good selection of hot and cold food....  read more »
  • Went for a circular walk starting from car park (lots of spaces, and free - fantastic !). Ice cream stall just outside car park selling really good ice creams for only £1 each (never seen a cream and ...  read more »
  • I've been here a few times when visiting Rye and Hastings. It's a lovely reserve with a straight path to the sea. Or you can meander on trails which branch off along the main path. Lots of people brin...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fantastic dog walk, great when on the the door step of Rye Harbour Holiday Park which is also pet friendly.
  • I walk the dog here and I must say it is a fantastic nature reserve. It has two bird spotting shacks which are open in the day and closed at night. Just around the corner 2/3 minute walk is bonus bites which is a great place to grab a bite to eat or coffee. This does get busy in the summer periods. There is also a FREE car park just over the road. Enough to fit 30+ cars in so parking is not a problem.
  • Stunning, fantastic bird watching and great dog walking.
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m