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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Harbour Road | Rye Harbour, Rye TN31 7TU, England
01797 227 784
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Rye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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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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Rye, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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Rye, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you're coming to Rye check out Rye Harbour's Naturist Reserve It's a huge swath of land that runs from the harbour (which isn't actually a harbour) down to the sea I have never seen quite as many naturists as I've seen here Most have binoculars and telescopes and gather in the wooden huts that have been made specifically for... More

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Rye, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

a private reserve free entry. excellent walking, good hides. Main tarmac way follows river to its mouth and along seashore inland series of ponds, some tidal through causeways. Helpful volunteer-manned info.office. Vast variety of birds in all seasons. See internet site fr details

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28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Well signposted with helpful staff. Lots to see and do whatever the weather. There are short routes and longer ones and the paths are mainly wheelchair accessible.

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Fantastic walk that is just the right length for kids,even our 2 year old managed it as there is so much to stop and look at all the way along.Lots of opportunities to go bird spotting in the various purpose built huts plus a fantastic stretch of really peaceful beach with no one bothering you except the odd dog walker.Plus... More

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A beautiful longish walk - probably twenty-thirty minutes each way - over the marshes which were once sea and the sight of the secluded but beautiful and unspoilt Rye beach alongside the Camber sands - pity about the wind machines! Large selection of sea birds and a nice place to exercise one's dog/child. Particularly nice on a warm day.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Easy to get around, lots of bird species, great views along the coast, helpful staff in the patk office/shop

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78 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Rye Harbour is a great reserve situated on a gravel spit and excellent for birding. The paths wind in and out of the gravel pits and ponds and there are plenty of excellent vantage points for watching the waders, ducks, gulls and many other species that frequent the area. All the paths are well maintained and flat allowing easy access... More

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