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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


Marvellous metamorphosis: Inside the chrysalis

Marvellous metamorphosis: Inside the chrysalis

Find out all about a metamorphosis that has captivated human imagination for centuries.

 
Local artist swaps the Oxo Tower for Rye Harbour

Local artist swaps the Oxo Tower for Rye Harbour

Talented finalist of ‘Sketch for Survival 2023’, swaps the Oxo Tower for Rye Harbour Discovery Centre. Meet wildlife artist, Rachel Spreckley.

 
School kids become citizen scientists

School kids become citizen scientists

Children from a school in Hastings became citizen scientists for the day, finding and recording ray egg cases.

 
Three nature reserves to visit this spring

Three nature reserves to visit this spring

Spring is the perfect opportunity to get out and explore what nature has to offer. Our nature reserves are free to visit, and we’ve chosen three which are fantastic for wildlife in the spring.

 

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