Plan your visit | Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Plan your visit

Martin & Kt Bruce

Start your wild adventures at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

In the Discovery Centre you will find a wealth of information about Rye Harbour Nature Reserve on a series of panels, short films and interactive displays. Look out for our knowledgeable volunteers, who will be pleased to offer more information about the reserve as well as local history.

Open Daily

The Discovery Centre opens to the public at 10am and closes at 4pm. This includes Lime Kiln Café and the shop. Last orders at the café taken at 3:45pm. Entrance to the Discovery Centre is free. 


The entrance ramp means that the Discovery Centre is a step-free venue. Two toilets in the building are wheelchair accessible and we have a baby change area.


We are delighted to welcome well behaved dogs to the Rye Harbour Discovery Centre and Lime Kiln Café during opening hours. Dogs will need to be kept on a short lead and accompanied by the owner at all times. It is important to note that only Assistance Dogs are allowed in the classroom and any area being used for a special event. If you would like further information on bringing your dog to the Rye Harbour Discovery Centre please read our dog policy.

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In this section

How to find us

How to find us

How to get to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve by public transport, bike or car
Lime Kiln Café

Lime Kiln Café

Enjoy a range of drinks, fresh sandwiches and locally-baked cakes with fabulous views over the nature reserve
Getting around

Getting around

Find out about accessibility around the nature reserve, bird hides and inside the Discovery Centre
Local facilities

Local facilities

Explore the wider area around Rye Harbour

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