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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

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.

A limited number of visitors are currently allowed in the Rye Harbour Discovery Centre, particularly Lime Kiln Café, so there may be queues. However, visitors are encouraged to visit the nature reserve which has lots of wildlife to see and enjoy.

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

Please be kind and patient with our staff, we are very excited to welcome more visitors to the Centre and hope that you will support us during this transition period so that we can make sure everyone is safe and comfortable.

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


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Rye Harbour Discovery Centre update


Maria Jonsson with an update on the Rye Harbour Discovery Centre

 
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Jennifer Moore talks about her book 'Birds of Rye Harbour'


Jennifer Moore talks about her new log book for sale in the Rye Harbour Discovery Centre, ‘Birds of Rye Harbour’

 
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Black-winged Stilt Diary 2021


Black-winged Stilts are a rare sight in Britain, but a pair nested at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve in 2021 for the first time.

 

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