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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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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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Lovely views

We often travel to Rye due to family tree research, now we also go on a stop off on out way to France as we have a small child. Lovely area, lovely views. One of my long distant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
duncanajcampbell
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We often travel to Rye due to family tree research, now we also go on a stop off on out way to France as we have a small child. Lovely area, lovely views. One of my long distant relatives sailed to America from this harbour, amazing history, lovely area.

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Thank duncanajcampbell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole area is wonderful. Very quiet. The beach has easy parking and you can walk a fair way, further at low tide

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Thank Jan M
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rye Nature Reserve is superb wetland and natural shingle area the home for many varieties of native and visiting wild fowel. Flat and made up paths make for easy walking even those with impairment . A truly magical place at any time in the year and stunning on bright clear sunny day in late January!

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Thank Simon T
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely cold bright day made this a perfect dog walk. Not a breath of wind or a cloud in the sky. Beautiful for bird watching with bird hides dotted about for those interested. A bonus and a rarity these days was the free car park and free use of the toilet facilities. Beryl's cafe, just 5 mins up the... More 

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Thank Baverthom2012
Romsey, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place to walk watch birds or just watch the changing seasons. Wild and wind swept when we went but gusty weather did not detract from its little spoilt beauty.

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Thank Sue W
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly chap in the RSPB lookout advised us on walks. Easy, flat terrain and very peaceful. Fantastic skies as the sun was setting. Great place for a winter's walk (whilst wrapped up well).

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RyeHarbourNR, Manager at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit but can you correct your review. We are a Sussex Wildlife Trust reserve, not RSPB. Thank-you More 

Blackham, near Tunbridge Wells
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our favourite places along the Sussex/Kent coast whatever the time of year. Great for walking and taking in the sea air, looking for birds and wildlife, beautiful sea, estuary and marsh views. Don't be put off by the ugly drive to the harbour though an industrial estate! Pub on harbour itself eems to be "coming up" and was... More 

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Thank basilcat98
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had two walks in the reserve and got very lucky with the weather given it was middle of January. Paths were rather muddy in places but great to be out in the fresh air on what feels like a remote seaside place. Interesting to see the small castle at Camber (I believe you can only get in during summer)... More 

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Thank Segaria226
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Didnt see any wildlife or much else to do but this was in January, maybe I missed something? Kids area, small harbour and public house and a muddy footpath, dog walkers were friendly.

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Thank Blodeuwedd C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went for a walk here on Christmas morning - very bracing as the weather was not good but it was good to do a bit of exercise before a big Christmas lunch!

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