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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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  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 29th 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

  • Wild Woodland Holiday Club

    Friday 29th May @ 10:00am
    Location: Beckley

    Wild Woodland Holiday Club is a fantastic outdoor club for kids aged 6-11 years. Sessions cost £20 per child.Booking is ... more

  • Wild Woodland Weekend Club

    Saturday 30th May @ 10:00am
    Location: Beckley

    Wild Woodland Club is a fantastic outdoor club for kids aged 6-11 years. Sessions cost £10 per child.Booking is essential ... more

  • Primrose Cottage Open Garden

    Saturday 30th May for 2 days @ 2:00pm
    Location: Wittersham

    Venue: Primrose Cottage, Rose Hill TN30 7HE Beautiful garden and fabulous views of the North Downs. Will be signposted. Tickets: ... more

  • Sea Food and Shanties at the Oak

    Saturday 30th May @ 7:00pm
    Location: Peasmarsh

    Rye Bay Crew return to the Oak at Peasmarsh for an evening of songs of the sea and sea shanties. ... more

  • Tomboogie Dance Workout

    Monday 1st June for 367 days @ 5:45pm
    Location: Rye

    Tomboogie is a brand new dance party workout based on the musicals. It is all about having fun with the ... more

  • Tomboogie

    Monday 1st June @ 5:45pm
    Location: Rye

    Tomboogie is a brand new dance workout based on the musicals, it's a fun way to get fit ! A ... more

  • Rye General Market

    Thursday 4th June @ 8:00am
    Location: Rye

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

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 5th June @ 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

  • An Introduction to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

    Saturday 6th June @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    In the second in our series of introductory walks Barry Yates, the reserve manager, will take us through Castle Farm, ... more

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