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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Address: Harbour Road | Rye Harbour, Rye TN31 7TU, England
Phone Number: 01797 227 784
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Rye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A coastal nature reserve with 5 birdwatching hides and miles of footpaths to explore. Habitats...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 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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Tunbridge Wells
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Would be great if you were a twitcher. We just enjoyed the fact that such a huge expanse of seafront was deserted (mind you, it was pretty cold). Make sure you wrap up - it is very exposed.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We often visit Rye and stay at the caravan park. The walks through and around the nature reserve are excellent, especially on a warm summers evening after a good meal at the William the Conqueror pub.

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kent
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The best place to enjoy a lovely walk with the dogs, anytime of the year. Great for children to ride there bikes as well. Lovely cafe as well.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I spend one day at Rye Harbour and I visit almost everything..it was really relaxing and the people are very friendly..the museum and an old church was amazing.. really nice walk on the beach.highly recommended

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Really well mapped and pathed all the way around, with nice modern huts to sit in and view wildlife.

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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We often walk here with our dogs, enjoying the solitude that this location can offer when out of season. It's great visiting the reserve office to catch up on what birds have migrated or have been spotted, plus a trip to the ex lifeboat house. Of course the local pubs offer great marine fare for you to taste and sample

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Interesting ponds and lakes plus remains of castle to look at as well as beach.Great to look at the plants and wildlife that live in this different landscape. Plus a great café the boson. Fishing available on some of the privately owned lakes.Day licences can be brought from the local shop. Hides provided for birdwatchers on the reserve.Some odd bits... More 

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Rye, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Lovely place for a bracing walk after a heavy Sunday lunch. Birdwatching - if that is your thing, but a great place to walk the dogs and blow away the cobwebs by the sea!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Free to walk in the Reserve - can cycle, walk dogs and bird watch. Children cycling with parents on their bikes. I enjoyed bird watching and saw many different birds. A lovely afternoon.

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Sussex
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

a wide variety of birds and miles and miles of sand with no-one on it. A great place to fill your lungs with sea air and take your dog for a run . Most welcome was the free car park at the entrance to the nature reserve!

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