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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 of the year, 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.

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


Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Wildlife Sightings November 2023

From Storm Ciaran to a Grey Phalarope, discover the wildlife highlights for November.


Eastbourne Local Group autumn events

David Beer of the Eastbourne Group tells us about the autumn events programme and a lovely walk at Cuckmere Haven


A Good Reed

Volunteer, Peter Burnett, tells us about his mission to create the perfect reedbed at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.


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