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Rye Bay

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

  • Tilling Green Bingo 2017

    Thursday 17th August
    Location: Rye

    Tilling Green Bingo at the Tilling Green Community Centre, Mason Road, Rye TN31 7BE. Doors Open at 6:45pm with Eyes ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 18th August @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

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

  • Rag Rug Making

    Friday 18th August @ 10:00am
    Location: Small Hythe

    Learn how to make a fun and colourful rag rug to take home with you. Led by Debbie Siniska, this ... more

  • Rye and District County Show

    Saturday 19th August @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    The Rye and District Country Show is returning for 2017! Elm Tree Farm, Icklesham, TN36 4BH (on the A259). In ... more

  • Tommy Ludford

    Saturday 19th August
    Location: Peasmarsh

    After a long break I'm returning to gigging at my local pub, The Horse & Cart. I'll be playing alongside ... more

  • Rye's Annual Flower and Veg' Show

    Saturday 19th August
    Location: Rye

    Rye's annual flower and vegetable show. Open to all, Show schedule available from early July. Email ryeallotments@yahoo.co.uk or phone 01797 ... more

  • Annual Flower and Veg Show

    Saturday 19th August @ 2:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Entries accepted from 9am on the day of the show. Schedule available from Bargain Box or phone 01797 223723. Open ... more

  • Nature Treasure Trail

    Wednesday 23rd August @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye Harbour

    Follow the trail around the reserve, hunt for the clues, solve the puzzles and collect the treasure for your chance ... more

  • Summer Crafts - Garden

    Wednesday 23rd August @ noon
    Location: Small Hythe

    Smallhythe Place is getting creative this summer with six weeks of themed craft sessions. Every Wednesday between 12-3pm children can ... more

  • The Drawtones - Rye Jazz Festival - Free Event

    Thursday 24th August
    Location: Rye

    Their special guest is the amazing Jools Holland saxophonist Derek Nash. Apart from the phenomenal success of Jools Holland, Derek ... more

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