rye harbour nature reserve
A Site of Special Scientific Interest, Rye Harbour lies within a large triangle of land extending south from Rye. The reserve is a mosaic of habitats beside the sea with shingle, saltmarsh, sand dunes, rivers, pits, grazing marsh, reedbeds and farmland. Built on land built up by the sea over the last 500 years, there are four hides that overlook the pools formed from pits made during gravel mining. Each pool has islands that provide shelter and nesting sites for native and migrant birds all year round. There is a paved road from the car park down to the sea, so take the bicycles!
Lime Kiln Cottage, Rye Harbour Road, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7TU
T: 01797 223862.