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Rye Harbour

Rye Harbour in East Sussex

Rye Harbour is a picturesque village and moorings near the Kent and Sussex border. The unique and interesting harbour, which runs along the river Rother offers much to the visitor. It has a busy yachting centre, a fishing fleet and some commercial shipping. The village has a lifeboat station with a long and noble history, two public houses and a village shop. There is also a holiday village for those who wish to explore the area.

A Martello Tower (No 28) was built at Rye Harbour to defend the area against possible invasion during the Napoleonic wars. Today, lying unoccupied, it provides a picturesque setting.

The church of the Holy Spirit at Rye Harbour stands in a beautiful location with a memorial to all those who lost their lives in the Mary Stanford Lifeboat Disaster in 1928.

The Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and entry is free. It has a network of footpaths which provide fascinating walks along the sea shore, across fields and large areas of shingle. There is the opportunity to observe wildlife from several excellent bird hides.

Camber Castle, built by Henry VIII, lies to the west close to Rye Harbour. It can be reached on foot from a footpath at the Rye end of the Rye Harbour Road, or from a footpath through the Rye Nature Reserve or from a footpath at Winchelsea Beach.

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  • French Conversation Club

    Wednesday 29th April @ 6:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Bonjour tout le monde. Juste pour vous rappelez que le prochain French Conversation Club est Mercredi 29 Avril à partir ... more

  • Rye General Market

    Thursday 30th April @ 8:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Thursday Market runs "every" Thursday Winter and Summer - for all your Home Goods, Groceries, Fruit and Veg, Malpass ... more

  • Jazz Reception

    Thursday 30th April @ 5:15pm
    Location: Rye

    An evening of Jazz at the Rye Retreat Cinque Ports Street. A live jazz trio will be playing - light ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 1st May @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Country Market sells local produce which includes: Cakes, Preserves, Savouries, Free Range Eggs, Seasonal Vegetables and Fruit, Unusual Plants, ... more

  • Rockitmen at The Ypres Castle Inn

    Friday 1st May @ 9:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Friday Live: The Rockitmen Playing at the Ypres from 9pm ... more

  • An Introduction to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

    Saturday 2nd May @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    The first in a series of 3 walks introducing you to the reserve and its wildlife, and taking you to ... more

  • Garage Sale

    Saturday 2nd May @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Garage Sale at Faraday House, The Mint, Rye. Proceeds in aid of the Rye Bonfire Society. ... more

  • Wader Watch

    Sunday 3rd May @ 4:30am
    Location: Rye Harbour

    An very early morning walk with a good chance of seeing some breeding and migrating wading birds, and of counting ... more

  • Jempson's Charity Boot Fair

    Monday 4th May @ 7:00am
    Location: Peasmarsh

    Hard-standing pitches from £5 (all sale of pitch proceeds donated to Rye & District Community Transport). Gates open at 7am, ... more

  • Jempson's Charity Boot Fair

    Monday 4th May @ 7:00am
    Location: Peasmarsh

    Hard-standing pitches from £5 (all sale of pitch proceeds donated to Rye & District Community Transport). Gates open at 7am, ... more

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