This website uses cookies to help us make your user experience better. To find out more, see our privacy policy.

Looking for a Restaurant around Rye Harbour?

The Union Steakhouse … find out more

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.

Other Towns and Villages Near Rye Harbour

Event

What's On in Rye Harbour?

  • Rye Scallop Festival 2018

    Saturday 24th February for 9 days
    Location: Rye

    Rye Scallop Festival 2018 . Further details to follow. ... more

  • Scallop Taster Dinner

    Saturday 24th February for 9 days
    Location: Rye

    Webbe's in Rye Scallop Week Dinner Menu Dinner Taster Menu £42 Alongside our regular a la carte menu we will ... more

  • Grease

    Saturday 24th February
    Location: Rye

    Sing-A-Long version of the original 1978 movie. Join us at Rydell High School’s 40th reunion. Dress to impress and get ... more

  • Taste and Talk Scallops

    Saturday 24th February @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Come and join Russell Drew from Market Fisheries at Simmons Quay for a talk on Rye Bay Scallops. There will ... more

  • Tatners@ Olde World Wines

    Saturday 24th February
    Location: Rye

    Kyle has gained a variety of cooking styles from his travels around the globe, from French cuisine to Asian street ... more

  • Rye History Walks

    Saturday 24th February
    Location: Rye

    Fully guided Walks of the beautiful historic Citadel led by a knowledgeable local expert. Come and explore Rye’s fabulous streets ... more

  • Niall O’Riordan flute & Anne Marshall piano

    Saturday 24th February
    Location: Winchelsea

    Described by critics as ‘dazzling’, ‘tonally ravishing and technically flawless’ (British Flute Society) Irish flutist Niall O’Riordan enjoys an international ... more

  • Winchelsea Arts Concet

    Saturday 24th February
    Location: Winchelsea

    Winchelsea Arts Concert - Niall O'Riordan (flute) and Anne Marshall (piano). Tickets: winchelsea-arts.org.uk ... more

  • A Serving of Scallops and Sea Shanties

    Saturday 24th February
    Location: Rye

    Rye Bay Crew present a medley of scallops and music of the sea; an evening of tastes and sounds of ... more

  • Tatners@ Olde World Wines

    Sunday 25th February
    Location: Rye

    Kyle has gained a variety of cooking styles from his travels around the globe, from French cuisine to Asian street ... more

Message

Rye Harbour Message Board