Come to beautiful Rye Harbour Nature Reserve all year round to enjoy our remarkable variety of birds and other wildlife
One of the most important conservation sites in Britain, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is a spectacular place to see and enjoy an amazing range of habitats and wildlife.
Discover our wildlife in a mosaic of coastal habitats - shingle, saltmarsh, saline lagoons, coastal grazing marsh, freshwater gravel pits and reedbeds. Explore its changing coastline and military history, or simply enjoy a walk beside the sea.
Henry VIII's Camber Castle lies within the nature reserve between Rye and Winchelsea. It was originally located overlooking the shallow sea on a shingle spit which protected the approach to these towns.
We are currently building the Discovery Centre, a joint development between the Sussex Wildlife Trust and the Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. This will be a low-impact, accessible, purpose-built visitor centre which will support the 360,000 people who come to the reserve every year. The Discovery Centre will be a hub for the reserve, offering information about our wildlife, exhibitions, events, educational activities and support for volunteers. It will have a cafe, toilets and a shop. It is due to open spring 2020.
You can enjoy our amazing wildlife all day and every day along many miles of path with five birdwatching hides accessible to wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
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