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Rye Bay

Rye Bay near Ebony, Kent

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Rye Bay is nestled in the scenic county of East Sussex. Covering some 91 square kilometres of fantastic views, there is more than ample reason to visit Rye Bay.

Miles of unspoilt coastline adjoin Rye Bay (visit Camber Sands; the only sand dunes in the county for a proper Sussex sea-side day out!) but there is also some breathtakingly beautiful countryside to enjoy on a visit. Rye Bay’s expanse stretches into the High Weald, which has been awarded the prestigious title of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Rye Bay also has many points of historical interest (particularly regarding shipping and nautical affairs) and is home to many protected spaces, such as eight Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI’s, which have now been joined to form one enormous SSSI) dotted throughout the area that simply demand a visit. Rye Bay’s incredibly diverse topography means that is can support a whole host of interesting wildlife; for example, the Salt Marshes at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve are home to rare plant-life and nearby woodland in Winchelsea and Peasmarsh supports wild flowers, birds and also mammals such as Deer and Wild Boar.

Rye Bay's coastline has changed significantly and this history has left military defences such as the Napoleonic defences of Martello Towers, the Royal Military Canal and Henry VIII's Camber Castle.

The Rye Bay area boasts an impressive array of friendly pubs and restaurants, as well as brilliant independent shops; there are local bakeries and butchers scattered around in the area as well as art galleries, antique & jewellery shops and clothes boutiques. For those who prefer a more active trip, there is a wealth of excellent bridleways, cycle paths and walks.

Of course, a visit to Rye Bay wouldn’t be complete without sampling some locally caught fish; the area is particularly renowned for its exquisite scallops, which are celebrated at a weeklong festival in mid-February in the surrounding villages and towns.


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  • Hastings Tapestry

    Saturday 24th August for 3 days @ 11:00am
    Location: Rye

    Hastings Tapestry 27 panels made in 1966 by Royal Society Embroiderers to commemorate the 900th anniversary battle of Hastings. This ... more

  • Beverley Knight - Rye Jazz & Blues Festival

    Saturday 24th August
    Location: Rye

    The Rye international jazz and blues festival proudly present a special headline concert with the Queen of British Soul Beverley ... more

  • Free Rein Horse Rescue Open Day

    Sunday 25th August @ 10:00am
    Location: Beckley

    Our popular Annual Open Day is on Sunday 25th August. There will be pony rides, a fun dog show open ... more

  • Craft Fayre

    Sunday 25th August @ 11:00am
    Location: Rye

    Craft Fayre at Tilling Green Community Centre, Mason Road, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7BE on Sunday 28 July 2019 from ... more

  • Charity Boot Fair

    Monday 26th August @ 7:00am
    Location: Peasmarsh

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

  • Richard Thompson - Rye Jazz & Blues Festival

    Monday 26th August
    Location: Rye

    We are delighted to announce a special headline solo concert with the legendary Folk and Rock guitarist, singer and songwriter ... more

  • Sisters of Swing at The Mermaid

    Thursday 29th August
    Location: Rye

    An evening of outstanding live music and improvisation with the Jazznights Ensemble featuring Annie Dehaney Steven - a versatile vocalist ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 30th August @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

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

  • Rye Harvest Music Feastival

    Saturday 31st August @ 11:30am
    Location: Rye

    The Sussex Cancer Fund is delighted to be the beneficiaries of this exciting new music event. Local musicians are coming ... more

  • Rye Flower and Veg Show

    Saturday 31st August
    Location: Rye

    A fun Flower and Veg Show open to all to enter and open to the public from 2pm. Featuring veg, ... more

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