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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

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

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.

COVID-19 Restrictions

Please stay local to where you live and enjoy your local wildlife, do not travel to our nature reserve.

Following Government guidelines, the Information Cabin and birdwatching hides are closed. Please observe government guidelines and any local signage at all times.

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

Nature Reserve

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


Public Transport

Try visiting us using public transport and perhaps bring a bike to explore the whole reserve and wider area


Latest News


A cold, dry April meant fewer moths

A good indication of the poor spring for invertebrates comes from the moth trapping carried out locally near Rye.


April 2021 - Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Wildlife

Bird highlight this month was a White-tailed Eagle which was present over the Beach Reserve on the 19th.


Meet the (new) staff - Natasha Sharma

We speak to new Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Communities and Wildlife Officer Natasha Sharma


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