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Rye Bay

Rye Bay in Rye, East Sussex

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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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  • Jazz Supper

    Thursday 28th July @ 7:00pm
    Location: Rye

    The Mardi Gras Jazz Band make a welcome return to The Mermaid for another great evening of swinging jazz that ... more

  • The Merry Wives of Windsor

    Thursday 28th July for 3 days
    Location: Small Hythe

    The Summer Theatre Company with the National Trust present William Shakespeare's rollicking comedy. Grounds open 6pm for picnics. Tickets £12 ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 29th July @ 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

  • Slam

    Friday 29th July @ 9:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Slam playing at Wipers. Please check website for updates as music listing may be subject to change. ... more

  • Wild Woodland Weekend Club

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

    The monthly outdoor club where children aged 6-11 can explore, play and learn in the woods with campfires, mud, dens ... more

  • Rye Society of Artists Summer Exhibition

    Saturday 30th July for 23 days @ 10:30am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Society of Artists 65th Summer Exhibition 2016 ... more

  • Rye Society of Artists

    Saturday 30th July for 23 days @ 10:30am
    Location: Rye

    The Rye Society of Artists is celebrating its 65th annual exhibition featuring original and affordable works for sale by its ... more

  • Walk and Talk - A Guided Tour

    Saturday 30th July @ 11:00am
    Location: Rye

    David Hopkins takes you on a historical tour of Rye - Tudor boom, bust and plague, 18th century smuggling, the ... more

  • Rye Film Club presents John Izod's Misfortune

    Saturday 30th July
    Location: Rye

    If you had the good fortune to know John Izod you may not know that he starred in a 1988 ... more

  • Walk with a Warden

    Sunday 31st July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye Harbour

    Learn how to identify a variety of coastal birds as the breeding season draws to a close and migrants start ... more

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