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Rye Bay near Appledore, Kent

Rye Bay
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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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What's On in Appledore?

  • Flower Festival, Wheelbarrow Competition and Raffl

    Saturday 25th May for 3 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Peasmarsh

    Celebratingour bountiful Countryside Come along and enjoy the flowers! There will be refreshments, plants for sale, a planted wheelbarrow competition ... more

  • 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

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