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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

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Address: Harbour Road | Rye Harbour, Rye TN31 7TU, England
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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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Seaside and nature reserve stroll

Great place to walk under a wide sky, beside the sea or across the nature reserve. A number of well marked walks are offered depending on how far you want to go and what you want... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to walk under a wide sky, beside the sea or across the nature reserve. A number of well marked walks are offered depending on how far you want to go and what you want to see. The man in the Information Centre was very informative and clearly the area well. Would definitely recommend it.

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely place to walk, free car park, flat pathways, great views, good for bird-watching, taking the dog, and for children.

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Rye
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lovely and informative walk to camber castle and Rye harbour nature reserve. A 3 hour leisurely stroll on flat ground, and an informative guide.

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Camber, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We absolutely love this place and visit as frequently as we can. It's beautiful and is great for all ages.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

All there is here is nature and the sea, so if that doesn't float your boat, avoid. Me, I love that kind of thing, thus the reserve is delightful in my eyes. There are a variety of signposted walks, several hides if you're a dedicated twitcher and of course, the sea. Rye town makes for a splendid backdrop.

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Thank Grayham55
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful long walk just by Rye harbour, very dog friendly and the pubs there too... would be lovely on a nice sunny day.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tide was coming in and so we watched the marsh gradually fill up and the fishing boats in the harbour finally sail out. Lots of dog walkers. Birds everywhere and a lovely little hide to watch them from.

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking the reserve is a great way of seeing migrating and feeding birds from far and near. the pathways are ideal for those less mobile and offer a fully accessible visit for all

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely hidden gem of a nature reserve, hidden because you have to drive through an industrial area to get there and its not well sign posted from on side of Rye. Lovely walks and hides available to see the local and visiting birds. A tiny gift shop with minimal things for kids to demand but some nice appropriate items... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can easily walk from town to the sea (and bus or walk back) on quiet path with map from tourist office, or just head to Rye Harbour. Family/dog friendly and a sense of joining the locals. Well worth the time and effort.....easy amble.

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