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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.

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 sightings - July 2022

Bird highlight during July was a Purple Heron which was found at the northern end of Castle Water (before moving to Long Pit) on the 28th.


Going on a bee hunt at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Sussex Wildlife Trust volunteers and Friends members Morgan and Peter Greenhalf have been involved in identifying and recording bumblebees for over a decade. They now lead Bumblebees Identification days and ‘bee-safari’ walks.


Award Winning Discovery Centre

Rye Harbour Discovery Centre has won the Public & Community Award at the Sussex Heritage Awards 2022.


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