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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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  • An illustrated talk by Melvin Smith Along the rive

    Friday 21st November @ 7:30pm
    Location: Wittersham

    An Illustrated talk by Melvin Smith - Along the River Rother. Multi award winning photographer Melvin Smith B.P.E. will be ... more

  • 1066 Rockitmen - at the Ypres

    Friday 21st November @ 9:30pm
    Location: Rye

    1066 Rockitmen at the Ypres Castle Inn, Gungarden, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7HH - 01797 223248. ... more

  • Recycle Swap Shop

    Saturday 22nd November @ 9:30am
    Location: Rye

    Bring your unwanted items and take your pick of other people's. If you are bringing things, please make sure you ... more

  • Recyle Swap Shop

    Saturday 22nd November @ 9:30am
    Location: Rye

    If you’ve not been to a Recycle Swap Shop before, your next chance is this Saturday at Tilling Green Community ... more

  • Wild Woodland Weekend Club

    Saturday 22nd November @ 10:00am
    Location: Beckley

    Forest School activities for children aged 6-11, held in a private woodland in Beckley, just outside of Rye. The Wild ... more

  • Craft Fair

    Saturday 22nd November @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Craft Fair with stalls selling hand made gifts including stationery, children's clothes, knitted goods and more. Refreshments available. Venue: Rye ... more

  • Craft Fair

    Saturday 22nd November @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Craft Fair with stalls selling hand made gifts including stationery, children's clothes, knitted goods and more. Refreshments available. Venue: Rye ... more

  • Lichens of the Rye Area

    Saturday 22nd November @ 2:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Part of the Friends’ Winter Talk series. In his talk, local naturalist Keith Palmer will unravel some of the mysteries ... more

  • Rye Wurlitzer Concert - Robert Wolfe

    Sunday 23rd November @ 2:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Rye Wurlitzer presents Robert Wolfe. Raffle. Tickets: £8.50 includes refreshments. Free parking. Proceeds in aid of Rye Wurlitzer restoration. Venue: ... more

  • Quiz Night with Fish and Chips

    Monday 24th November @ 7:30pm
    Location: Playden

    Quiz Night with Fish and Chip Supper. Tables of 4 - 6. Bring your own beverage, condiments and cutlery. Tickets ... more

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