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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


Put a ring on it

Put a ring on it

Discover how a tiny, little metal ring can provide valuable information on the bird population. Bird ringer and long-term volunteer, Phil Jones, tells us more.

 
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Wildlife Sightings: May 2024

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Wildlife Sightings: May 2024

In May, the aroura borealis swept over the nature reserve along with plenty of incredible wildlife sightings.

 
Swimming with Terns

Swimming with Terns

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is famous for its breeding colonies of Tern. Volunteer, David Bentley, tells us about his idea of a perfect summers day spent swimming with them.

 
Insects in art

Insects in art

Louisa Crispin is a regular visitor to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. However she’s not there to spot the birdlife, instead seeking out the insect population, ready to capture them in her intricate graphite pencil drawings.

 

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