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Rye Bay

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?

  • Restart a Heart

    Wednesday 18th October @ 7:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Rother Responderd will be demonstrating easy to learn skills that could save a life. Join us at RYE FIRE STATION ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 20th October @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Country Market will be open every Friday from 10th March - 15th December. We sell Cakes, Savouries, Preserves, Free ... more

  • Robert Reid - Music

    Friday 20th October
    Location: Rye

    Robert Reid music at the Grapevine. ... more

  • Angelo Tristan Band at the Ypres

    Friday 20th October
    Location: Rye

    Angelo Tristan Band at the Ypres. ... more

  • Forager's Supper Club

    Saturday 21st October
    Location: Camber

    Forager’s Supper Club will have a menu featuring game, wild boar and seasonal foraged ingredients. To register your interest in ... more

  • Wild Boar Hog Hunt

    Saturday 21st October for 9 days
    Location: Rye

    Over 100 shops in Rye will celebrate Wild Boar Week by displaying a card-Boar-d wild boar in their window. Each ... more

  • Wild Boar Week

    Saturday 21st October for 9 days
    Location: Rye

    A celebration of game in Rye. Restaurants will be showcasing an array of gamey treats including Mallard, Partridge Pheasant, Rabbit ... more

  • Free Family Art Workshop- Willow Whale

    Saturday 21st October @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    ‘The Willow Whale’ workshop has been designed for children and families to create something beautiful and playful together. We will ... more

  • Tatners at Olde Worlde Wines

    Saturday 21st October
    Location: Rye

    On the Menu -Glazed, Slow and Sticky Wild Boar Belly Ribs with Shredded Asian Salad, Coriander, Fresh Chilli and a ... more

  • Guided Ghost Walk of Rye

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

    A unique opportunity to explore the ancient streets of Rye after dark with the Deputy Town Cryer. Hear tales of ... more

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