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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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What's On in Rye Harbour?

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 6th 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

  • Playden Weekend Exhibition

    Friday 6th May for 3 days
    Location: Playden

    The Playden Weekend Art Exhibition is held in St Michael's Church, Playden. The exhibition has many local well known artists ... more

  • Cushty

    Friday 6th May for 2 days @ 9:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Cushty playing at the Wipers. Check website for any updates or changes. ... more

  • An Introduction to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

    Saturday 7th May @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye Harbour

    This is the first in a series of three walks that aim to introduce people to the nature reserve and ... more

  • Grand Monthly Jumble

    Saturday 7th May @ 10:30am
    Location: Rye

    Grand Jumble Sale in aid of ARRCC on the first Saturday of every month starting 7th May 2016. The Warehouse ... more

  • Blossom Walk

    Sunday 8th May
    Location: Iden

    A Blossom Walk through the orchards from Barons Grange Park House, Readers Lane, Iden TN31 7UU. £5 per head, children ... more

  • Stone Junction

    Sunday 8th May for 2 days @ 7:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Stone Junction playing at the Wipers. Check website for any updates or changes. ... more

  • Islam Today by Penny Hamilton

    Thursday 12th May @ 6:30pm
    Location: Udimore

    Islam Today - A Personal View - a talk given by Penny Hamilton who has lived in the region for ... more

  • General Sale

    Friday 13th May @ 9:30am
    Location: Rye

    Viewing for our 13th May General Sale will be Thursday 12th May 9.00am - 4.30pm. Auction day open from 8.30 ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 13th 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

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