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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?

  • Charity Boot Fair

    Monday 27th May @ 7:00am
    Location: Peasmarsh

    Bank Holiday Charity Boot Fair - Jempson’s Superstore, Peasmarsh. Hard-standing pitch from £5 (donated to Rye Hospital) gates open at ... more

  • Jazz Supper at The Mermaid

    Thursday 30th May
    Location: Rye

    An evening of drinks and dining, with outstanding live music from the Jazznights Ensemble featuring Paul Zec (sax), Frances Knight ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 31st May @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Local Produce, Cakes, Jams, Crafts and more. ... more

  • Multi Market

    Friday 31st May @ 10:00am
    Location: Appledore

    Stalls of all kinds including Arts, Crafts, Metal work, cakes bakes, Knitting, All hand made. Café open for afternoon teas ... more

  • Mini Food Market

    Saturday 1st June @ noon
    Location: Appledore

    Appledore Village Hall Mini Food Market Homemade food is on offer including Bakes, Cakes, Jams Chutneys, Breads, cheeses, fruit & ... more

  • Antique and Book Fair

    Sunday 2nd June @ 10:00am
    Location: Appledore

    Antique and Books collectables on sale 17 stalls with a good variety. Breakfast in a roll is available in the ... more

  • New Horizons by Andrew Blyth

    Wednesday 5th June for 13 days
    Location: Rye

    Red Door is delighted to welcome back Andrew Blyth for his second solo show entitled 'New Horizons'. Andrew is a ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 7th June @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Local Produce, Cakes, Jams, Crafts and more. ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 14th June @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Local Produce, Cakes, Jams, Crafts and more. ... more

  • Craft Fayre

    Sunday 16th June @ 11:00am
    Location: Winchelsea Beach

    Craft Fayre at Winchelsea Beach Community Hall, Sea Road, Winchelsea Beach, East Sussex TN36 4NAR on Sunday 16 June 2019 ... more

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