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Rye Bay

Rye Bay near Appledore, 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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What's On in Appledore?

  • Seagals Christmas SHOW

    Wednesday 8th December for 17 days @ 11:00am
    Location: Rye

    A mixture of unique textiles, jewellery and ceramic gifts for Christmas. By Ruth Praill, Elaine Baker and Meg Dodson. INSTAGRAM: ... more

  • Father Christmas' Grotto

    Friday 10th December for 3 days
    Location: Tenterden

    Visit Father Christmas in his elf built grotto at Tenterden Garden Centre EVERY WEEKEND from 20th November until 19th December, ... more

  • Yuletide Specials - New for 2021

    Friday 10th December @ 10:30am
    Location: Tenterden

    ‘OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE ON A STEAM-HAULED CHRISTMAS TRAIN!’ OUR YULETIDE TRAINS ENSURE THAT ADULTS CAN ENJOY ... more

  • Multi Stall Market

    Sunday 12th December @ 10:00am
    Location: Tenterden

    Lots of stalls selling gifts and stocking fillers for the festive season including Handmade Soaps and Body creams, Local Honey ... more

  • Father Christmas' Grotto

    Friday 17th December for 8 days
    Location: Tenterden

    Visit Father Christmas in his elf built grotto at Tenterden Garden Centre EVERY WEEKEND from 20th November until 19th December, ... more

  • Multi Stall Market

    Saturday 18th December for 2 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Tenterden

    Last minute 2 day shopping experience open Sat 10am to 4pm and Sun 10am to 4pm with lots of stalls ... more

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