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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.


At Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, we ask all visitors to follow social distancing where possible during their visit, particularly in the Discovery Centre and the bird hides.

At the Discovery Centre, staff and volunteers will continue to wear face masks and we will keep additional hygiene measures in place. We appreciate it if our customers continue to wear their face masks indoors. 

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


Wildlife Rangers at Rye Harbour!

Find out more about Wildlife Rangers at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve


Update from Tim Castle, Heritage Trainee at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Heritage Lottery trainee Tim Castle updates us about his work at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve


Creative writing in January

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve writer in residence Louise Kenward shares some thoughts about creative writing in January


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