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Rye Harbour beach study
Martyn Comley

Wet weather facilities

Our new Rye Harbour Discovery Centre is now open, which has indoor educational facilities with toilets, but even so, we need to stress the importance of suitable clothing for outdoor activities.  Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is very flat and open, and therefore exposed to the elements; it can feel very cold here as it is often windy. Lots of layers that can be removed if necessary are recommended.


There are accessible toilet facilities in the Discovery Centre, but no toilet facilities on the nature reserve itself. Additional public toilets can be found in Rye Harbour village, next to the car park and at Dog's Hill Road, Winchelsea Beach.


School groups should bring packed lunches and plenty to drink; any waste will need to be returned to school or home with pupils.

The Lime Kiln Café inside the Discovery Centre is now open and serves tea, coffee, cakes and light lunches. There is also a shop, tea room and café in Rye Harbour village.