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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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Nesting terns and ringed-plover chicks

Great place to wander and see all kinds of sea and wading birds. Especially notable for the nesting terns (various) and we saw a family of ringed plovers with small chicks right... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great place to wander and see all kinds of sea and wading birds. Especially notable for the nesting terns (various) and we saw a family of ringed plovers with small chicks right next to the path. Information boards and hides available - and all for free. Suggest staying at Rye Harbour caravan park, or there's a regular bus from Rye... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I love this place it's so peaceful and pituresque and a great place to go for a walk or walk the dog, the parking is FREE! Rare to find these days! Then it's a 15 minute or so walk to the end of the harbour, on the way you can look out for the nature the birds and the flowers... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Walked out to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve on a wild and windy day, admiring the tenacity of the sea kale and samphire growing on the shingle. There's a bird hide and a big sign telling people what rare marsh-dwelling birds they can spot here. Plenty of benches, too. And it's totally flat, so I spotted a man in his motorised... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This was my third visit to the reserve and as I was staying very nearby I went running there each morning. It's wonderful to be out early in the day there and seeing so many different birds on my walk. I've also never seen so many butterflies too. The beach is completely as nature intended - not a cafe or... More 

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Rye, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Well worth the short drive from Rye, with a large free car park and well maintained path up to the steep shingled beach where you can watch the fishing boats coming in or walk to the old Lifeboat Station' A very comprehensive Nature Reserve hut offers much information, and the hide overlooking well maintained shallow lakes is a must for... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely place to walk amongst the reclaimed marshes and view the numerous birds from well-placed hides. The seashore makes for interesting walking. The car park is free all year and the views from the seashore are splendid.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

After visiting the town of Rye this nature reserve was an unexpected treat: wide open spaces, great walk for the dog, the smell of the sea and a big pebbled beach. Nice combination of the two...

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Not a nice drive down to the harbour area and once there very disappointing. Weather was good but not worth the detour journey

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited recently with our 7 year old. This was a great place for long quiet walks or bike rides & lots of birds to spot. You can also get down to the pebble beach and do some beach-combing before heading back to the entrance for an ice-cream!

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great to be able to park the car free of charge and find space to park on a gorgeous summer Sunday. Also wonderful to be able to take the dogs with us without restriction although of course they were on leads in the reserve areas. Fabulous spot for bird watching and some excellently located hides. Castle Water was even better... More 

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Additional Information about Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Address: Harbour Road | Rye Harbour, Rye TN31 7TU, England
Phone Number: 01797 227 784
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye

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