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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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  • Happy Sundays

    Sunday 21st October @ 4:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Happy [email protected] Olde World Wines - an afternoon of poetry, music and miscellany. ... more

  • The Disparate Folk

    Sunday 21st October @ 5:00pm
    Location: Rye

    The Disparate Folk at the Ypres Castle Inn. ... more

  • Children's Craft Afternoon

    Monday 22nd October @ 2:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Children (and their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles …) certainly enjoy these afternoons when there are things to make and do. ... more

  • Leaf Ghosts @ Rye Bookshop

    Tuesday 23rd October
    Location: Rye

    Come and make Leaf Ghosts with us – fun and spooooky activity! at Rye Bookshop, 25 High Street, Rye. Contact ... more

  • Strandline Safari

    Tuesday 23rd October @ 1:30pm
    Location: Rye Harbour

    Take a stroll to the beach for some beachcombing along the strandline. What exciting things will the tide have washed ... more

  • Rye Ukulele Experiment

    Tuesday 23rd October
    Location: Rye

    Piggy themed songs, Wild Boar nibbles and lots more! ... more

  • Witches Hat @ Rye Bookshop

    Wednesday 24th October
    Location: Rye

    “First Prize for the Worst Witch” story time and make your own witches hat activity at Rye Bookshop, 25 High ... more

  • Wild Woodland Holiday Club

    Thursday 25th October @ 10:00am
    Location: Beckley

    Foresty fun lighting a campfire, building dens, playing games and learning woodcrafts. Suitable for children aged 6-11. Parents do not ... more

  • Story Time @ Rye Bookshop

    Thursday 25th October
    Location: Rye

    “The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark” story time at Rye Bookshop, 25 High Street, Rye. Contact 01797 227 ... more

  • Jo Honey at the Mermaid

    Thursday 25th October
    Location: Rye

    Jo Honey is a talented singer, songwriter, accomplished keyboard player and multi-instrumentalist. When not showcasing her own material Jo is ... more

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