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.
We were voted Britain’s favourite nature reserve in 2016 in the third annual LandLove Magazine Awards - see more here. One of the most important conservation sites in Britain, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve has been recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Protection Area for birds under the EU Birds Directive, a Special Area of Conservation under the EU Habitats Directive and a Ramsar site that takes account of its importance as a wetland on an international scale (click here for details).
Enjoy our amazing wildlife along many miles of path with five birdwatching hides accessible to wheelchairs.
Introductory Leaflet - download with map by clicking here.
Events and Guided Walks - download our What's On 2017 leaflet by clicking here.
Coastal Flowers at Rye Harbour - download by clicking here.
Common Summer Birds at Rye Harbour Leaflet - download by clicking here.
Common Winter Birds at Rye Harbour Leaflet - download by clicking here.
For more downloads see out section Publications and Reports.
A BIRD'S-EYE VIEW
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