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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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Amazing

Amazing place, perfect for kitesurf and free scallops. We will come more often, this is an incredibly place to be and to live in.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing place, perfect for kitesurf and free scallops. We will come more often, this is an incredibly place to be and to live in.

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Coventry
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

An amazing place, lovely big car park (free) paths are all very accessible. Loads of wildlife to see

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Sadly it was a very dire walk from Rye.. Should have driven or local transport as the road from Rye to Rye Harbour is worse than a race track. And I'm not trying to be smart. Maybe we picked the wrong day. The pleasure comes after the industrial site but sometimes it's difficult to divorce the two.

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Gatwick, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Love it here, spring, summer, autumn or winter! Each season has something to see, or hear, on the reserve. Enjoy walking down to the beach from the caravan park with the dogs. Lots of nature...birds, rabbits, insects, sheep (enclosed away from dogs!) to see. The sunsets and sunrises can be amazing. Good for nature photography and bird-watching in the hides.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Many times have I been here in all weathers, walking my dogs - who love coming here. Usually windy but the temperature of that wind depends on the season, either way it is a fantastic place to come yo. Walk down the main pathway and see the rabbits going about their business, pop into one of the hides and watch... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I can's speak more highly of the nature reserve. It's stunning shingle ridges, gravel pools and austere beauty and interesting birds. A small informations centre explains the biodiversity. Ideally it should be combined with the 10/12 km circuit Walk to Camber Castle if time and weather allow (takes half a day). Free parking is a major bonus. There are a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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279 reviews 279 reviews
61 attraction reviews
301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Wonderful that this unusual habitat has been preserved for wildlife and fascinating to see such a huge variety of birds and wildfowl. Several pathways which pass through and by the area, long and short.

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Englandshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Lovely reserve, plenty of birds around, we saw a bittern, kingfisher, marsh harrier and plenty more. Beautiful - lots of walks available. Sea views, hides, marsh views and castle ... Free parking too. Excellent! Bring hiking boots though - it's muddy!

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Oslo, Norway
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Take a long walk all around not only to the ponds but to the castle and across the fields. There is a winter bittern roost hear abouts where you can see little and barn owls too. Its the hides and ponds that give the best rewards so many happy twitches and buckets full of birds. Nesting terns in spring summer,... More 

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UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Pleasant walk and lots of birds to see. Kids would love it too. Nice at all times of the year and benches to rest a while and take in the scenery

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