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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

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Harbour Road | Rye Harbour, Rye TN31 7TU, England
+44 7884 494982
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Got caught in the rain, more "bus" shelter type structures would be useful.

We would have spent longer but there was a fierce rain storm and had to seek shelter in one of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Luton, United Kingdom
Nature At It's Best!

This is truly great place to see wildlife at any time of the year. We have visited in the winter... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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A coastal nature reserve with 5 birdwatching hides and miles of footpaths to explore. Habitats include saltmarsh, shingle, saline lagoons, grazing marsh and reedbed. Visit at any time of year to see a range of birds, plants and other animals, including many that are rare. Find out more by visiting the website or joining the Friends.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“free car park” (41 reviews)
“bird watchers” (38 reviews)
“rye harbour” (87 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Harbour Road | Rye Harbour, Rye TN31 7TU, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We would have spent longer but there was a fierce rain storm and had to seek shelter in one of the hides. The reserve is accessible by public transport, there is some parking available. There is an information centre and maps and information boards along...More

Thank Pickle085
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is truly great place to see wildlife at any time of the year. We have visited in the winter ( do wrap up warm, but still worth the effort) and middle of Summer, when you can walk to the beach. Free parking, a pub...More

Thank scgraham2017
Reviewed 8 November 2017

After stopping off at the rather lovely Ship Inn for a bite to eat at lunchtime we thought it would be a good idea to burn off some of those excess calories... Rye Harbour nature reserve is a short (20 minutes or so) walk from...More

1  Thank AndrewJohnWaller
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A cold day and we had a bracing walk but so interesting spotting all the birds and wildlife. There were a lot of people walking their dogs which is always nice to see. It is well looked after with a really good information centre, There...More

1  Thank magwii
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Easy walk, level paths, lots of birds and sky to enjoy. Would be accessible to most people, which is great.

Thank IgorStrav
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Rye harbour is fantastically maintained A wonderful walk around the reservoir then camber castle. Finishing along the sea front

1  Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The nature reserve is a wonderful place for a bracing walk in beautiful wild surroundings. It has well maintained and flat path allowing walkers of varying abilities to enjoy it including wheelcharis. There is free parking and toilets at the entrance which is a rarity...More

Thank bakerob
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Love this place for many reasons.The terrain is variable and you never know what you will see. This visit we saw a seal in the river. Loads of little grebes and the highlight was black necked grebes. Allow a few hours to wander around this...More

1  Thank BargeeGirl
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We never intended to stop here, as we were on holiday in the area, we sort of ended up here by mistake. Really pleased we did though as its a real gem. Plenty of parking in the area. We took our dog with us and...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely walk with well maintained paths, free toilets and donation parking which is very fair indeed. We spotted some birds even though we weren't looking and there is information on route to help identify them..

Thank Ian H
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gill p
6 October 2017|
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Response from RyeHarbourNR | Property representative |
Gill, a bike is the best way to get around. The private tarmac road extends for about 5km and there are other tracks to make circular routes.
Nicky G
14 July 2017|
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Response from RyeHarbourNR | Property representative |
in the south part of the reserve the livestock are all inside fences.