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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

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Address: Harbour Road | Rye Harbour, Rye TN31 7TU, England
Phone Number: 01797 227 784
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Description: A coastal nature reserve with 5 birdwatching hides and miles of footpaths...
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.
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A unique place to visit

If you are in the Rye area try and spend an extra hour walking around in the peace and tranquility of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. There are a number of bird hides to view the very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Eastbourne.UK
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you are in the Rye area try and spend an extra hour walking around in the peace and tranquility of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. There are a number of bird hides to view the very varied bird life. Each season is interesting and ever changing. You can go on a round walk which takes you on to the beach... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We walked round the reserve from Winchelsea Beach to Rye Harbour (coffee in the pub) then on to Rye for lunch. There is a footpath that turns left off the road to Rye about 1/4 mile after the church. Then we followed the canal/river back to Winchelsea Beach. It's about 8 miles in all.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Sprawling reserve heard our first cuckoo in years an enjoyment You do need a lot of time to explore maybe a day or two

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Newenden, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Well positioned and ample space to observe without being overwhelmed by others. Clearly well established wild life and places to watch. Lovely people at the centre. Maps and information available.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We walked from the free car park at Rye Harbour, down towards the beach, then along the beachfront tarmac pathway all the way to Winchelsea Beach (where there are more loos but it's a long walk), then took a diagonal North-East direction path back across the Nature reserve directly heading back to Rye Harbour village, so it was a sort... More 

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Bexley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

there is plenty of free parking and peaceful walk with plenty of bird and wildlife to be seen from the hides.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I don't know if it was just the time of day (about 4pm) or that the tide was out, or that I was expecting too much, but there were not that many birds. Singles rather than flocks. However the walk was pleasant and it was good to be with like minded people. Lots of rabbits!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

You would not think much of a nature reserve but this has views that no other place in Britain can comprehend. I went with my puppy and loved it.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A nice walk along the river to the pebble beach, this area is very bleak and perhaps not the most attractive it has to be said. Did not see many birds and certainly no other animals. Not really my idea of a nature reserve.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

What can one say god its like heavan on earth so peacefull just the odd person , birds flying over head , quite , magical place we stayed there end of sept 2014 so was warm and sunny every night we went walk at about 630 so saw magical sunset every night lovely jubley :)) go back asap adore it... More 

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