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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Harbour Road | Rye Harbour, Rye TN31 7TU, England
01797 227 784
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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Rye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: A coastal nature reserve with 5 birdwatching hides and miles of footpaths to explore. Habitats include saltmarsh, shingle, saline lagoons, grazing... more » 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. « less
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Perth, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Very informative walking area...amazing how much a river, seaside estuary, harbour landscape, flora and fauna can change over the years when humans are involved depending upon the purpose at the time.

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Sand and coastal plants as far as the eye could see. Need to visit again. You need the whole day to have look around the whole nature reserve.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Wonderful walk and spent hours just enjoying the great outdoors . Lovely view out to sea and some historical info on the way . Loads of birds to see also on the reserve .

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24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Car parking was free. We took our dog on a walk through the reserve to the beach at the far end. We are not bird watchers but found them very interesting. At the beach end were two world war two bunkers which you could visit. Lots of sand on the beach at low tide. The walk took 30 minutes each... More

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Somerset, England
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Pleasant town to walk in with harbour nearby. Cobbled streets with old world charm. Plenty of shops and eating opportunities.

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Prestwood
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Plenty of parking (and loos) at the start of the walk and good pathway underfoot. Through a nature reserve so interesting for bird watchers. Also quite spectacular displays of coastal plants, better and more varied than we've seen on other coastal walks. A swim for the doggy and everyone's happy. There are several routes so you can choose whether to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Enjoyed a breezy walk along the coast & then inland to look at the castle. We followed a guided walk we found online but it did let us down near the castle. Car parking available at no charge ideal if you like a wild desolate type of beach walk.

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Rye, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Four hides for watching the birds with lots of information on all the types that stop there around the year. Nearest loo back in the village and a bit pebbly in places for scooters and those who have trouble walking. But some hard paths and an information centre. Stony beach, but great views towards Camber & Hastings

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Went here on Sunday for the day with my partner. Was lovely views are amazing also a lovely little beach to just chill out by and enjoy the surroundings. Massive car park so no issues there. Make sure you bring cosy shoes if walking down beach. Stayed at Frenchmans beach a few years ago in caravan and was a lovely... More

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Whether a bird watcher, or walker, it's a fascinating place to be. The tarmaced road makes walking very easy on the feet.

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