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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Stuart Conway
Discover our wildlife in a mosaic of coastal habitats

Discover our wildlife in a mosaic of coastal habitats

You can discover our amazing wildlife all day, every day along many miles of path with five birdwatching hides accessible to wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

Explore the changing coastline and military history, or simply enjoy a walk beside the sea.

COVID-19 Restrictions

Thank you to all visitors following social distancing guidelines during their visit, particularly in the Discovery Centre and the bird hides.

A limited number of visitors are currently allowed in the Rye Harbour Discovery Centre, particularly Lime Kiln Café, so there may be queues.

More information on Sussex Wildlife Trust’s response to the Coronavirus can be found here

Discovery Centre

Start your wild adventure at the Rye Harbour Discovery Centre


Nature Reserve

Explore one of the most spectacular places in Sussex to see wildlife


Latest News


The Beacon at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Those of you who have been visiting Rye Harbour Nature Reserve will ​have noticed a large yellow structure being erected - here’s a bit more about it.


We speak to Sir Peter Field, Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex

Find out more about the Lord-Lieutenant Sir Peter Field’s visit to Rye Harbour Nature reserve and Discovery Centre


Meet our staff: Hannah Miles - Discovery Centre Assistant Manager

We speak to new Assistant Manager Hannah Miles at Rye Harbour Discovery Centre about how it’s all going in the new visitor centre


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