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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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Beautiful weather so took a walk to the Nature Reserve

We had gone to Rye Harbour after an excellent visit to Rye. The weather was fine so took the walk to the reserve and for the first time were given the spectacle of a pair of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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English first
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We had gone to Rye Harbour after an excellent visit to Rye. The weather was fine so took the walk to the reserve and for the first time were given the spectacle of a pair of Avocets protecting their feeding area against a pair of Shell Duck. What a surprise and the only downside we did not have enough time... More 

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widnes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Bird reserve ships coming up to the harbour in rye.fantastic walk down to the see passing through the nature reserve.quaint cottage with display of local birds powered by wind turbine.great views at see end across to camber and beyond.on a good day dungeness power station can be seen in the distance

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Rye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Love the long concrete paths for kids to cycle on, me to run on. Always enjoy the handful of landmarks along the way - the hides, old hut with red roof, wartime buildings. And the big open skies and fresh air are perfect. Always easy to park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely sands and hot sun made me a happy beach goer at the reserve. Saw beautiful birds and found interesting seashells. Even found a piece of fossilised turtle !? Very interesting clay deposits as well. Nice beach easy on bare feet, quiet and calm. Really pleasant place to sunbathe and breathe in mother nature's coastline.

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wherever we travel we love to find birds and Rye Nature reserve did not disappoint us .Explanatory notices in the hides helped us to identify the many wading birds. We are not expert 'twitchers'. We enjoyed an informative afternoon with the addition of interesting flora.

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Leeds, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Especially considering that entry is free, and there is a free car park, this is a a really good place to go if you like big skies and/or watching birds. It's even more easily accessible by bike. There is an excellent hide, from which we watched avocets and oystercatchers feeding their chicks. I recommend you go on a fine, sunny... More 

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Romford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Free parking and a stroll to the beach with a quick stop off at the hide. It was very windy during out visit but a lovely clean area. Don't forget to take your binoculars as the views are superb.

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Great walk round the nature reserve - don't forget your binoculars! Lovely to be in the sea air & surrounded by so many birds. The reserve is very well kept & signposted. Free parking - which is very rare nowadays!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We were staying next to the nature reserve so decided to explore.This reserve is excellent.The reserve is well maintained and a joy to explore,we saw many species of birds, there are numerous wild flowers that i haven't seen for a long time and rabbits .There is an information hut with helpful leaflets and someone to advise if needed.We decided to... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

An area of contrasts. After exploring the ancient buildings and narrow streets of Rye, the walk down through Rye Harbour is literally a breath of fresh air! We enjoyed watching the avocets in the surreal atmosphere of an over-amplified magician's patter from the caravan park, and a supertanker leaving port down the narrow channel, dwarfing all around it. A walk... More 

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Address: 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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