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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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Our first visit to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

We had a wonderful walk around the nature reserve in uncommon warm April sunshine and then on to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sue M
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Amazing wildlife

From watching the mists rolling away over the sea to reveal this fabulous nature reserve to seeing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Liz G
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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. IDEAL FOR VISITING BY TRAIN TO RYE. GREAT PLACE FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS AND MOBILITY SCOOTERS. PLEASE VISIT THE FOOD OUTLETS IN RYE HARBOUR VILLAGE.
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“free car park” (41 reviews)
“bird watching” (51 reviews)
“rye harbour” (89 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Harbour Road | Rye Harbour, Rye TN31 7TU, England
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+44 7884 494982
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a wonderful walk around the nature reserve in uncommon warm April sunshine and then on to Winchelsea. The staff in the information centre were helpful and enthusiastic. We hope they get their much needed new building.

Thank Sue M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

From watching the mists rolling away over the sea to reveal this fabulous nature reserve to seeing a variety of bird life, both whilst we were walking and in the purpose built hides, we really enjoyed our visit. Friendly, informativevolunteers too. So much to see...More

Thank Liz G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to Rye a number of times but had never gone to the nature reserve. We have definately been missing out as it is great. The car park is free and there is a lot of information about the birds you will encounter...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking out from Rye harbour to the nature reserve is a great joy in any weather. A viewing hide, a couple of good pubs, boats, moving water, sea light, happy people.

Thank daytripper14
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an essential part of visiting Rye. The nature reserve boasts many bIrds and is very attractive, but in a stark way. It provides good exercise on a morning, with interesting sights and plenty of healthy sea air! There are various parts to it...More

Thank Graham H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Rye, it is a really pretty small Harbour Town with quaint cobbled streets, little shops, great restaurants and bars and a lovely little Harbour . We tried to find the seal that has been spotted as a local but it wasn't to be...More

Thank Deb h
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Organised a visit with some colleagues as a well being walk and completed the long circuit in 2 -2.5hrs. Lovely walk, easy to follow but very muddy in places today- added to the fun! Very peaceful with some lovely scenery. Be prepared for the cows!...More

1  Thank Jenny T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice walk with the river one side and wetlands on the other, Good variety of birds to be seen. At the end of the main path is the pebble beach. Can be chilling if the wind is blowing as a very exposed pathway. Well worth...More

Thank sjj566498
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, peaceful walk. Flat so good for bikes and scooters. Just enjoy the surrounding there is not much else to do.

Thank Shirlching
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really pretty, nice place for a long walk, excellent for people with dogs, children who like skate boarding and cycling.

Thank PookyPaw
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Amanda91126
20 April 2018|
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Response from Graham H | Reviewed this property |
You can, but is quite a distance. But if you are walking anyway, and like to stretch your legs (eg with a dog), then no problem from the Centre of the town.
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debsparrow
14 February 2018|
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Response from AndrewJohnWaller | Reviewed this property |
The Rye circular walk via Winchelsea is about 7 miles, but there are are plenty of shorter (or longer) ones you could choose.
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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.
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