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Rye Bay

Rye Bay near Rye Foreign, 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 Rye Foreign?

  • Rye Scallop Festival 2018

    Saturday 24th February for 9 days
    Location: Rye

    Rye Scallop Festival 2018 . Further details to follow. ... more

  • Scallop Taster Dinner

    Saturday 24th February for 9 days
    Location: Rye

    Webbe's in Rye Scallop Week Dinner Menu Dinner Taster Menu £42 Alongside our regular a la carte menu we will ... more

  • Grease

    Saturday 24th February
    Location: Rye

    Sing-A-Long version of the original 1978 movie. Join us at Rydell High School’s 40th reunion. Dress to impress and get ... more

  • Taste and Talk Scallops

    Saturday 24th February @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Come and join Russell Drew from Market Fisheries at Simmons Quay for a talk on Rye Bay Scallops. There will ... more

  • Tatners@ Olde World Wines

    Saturday 24th February
    Location: Rye

    Kyle has gained a variety of cooking styles from his travels around the globe, from French cuisine to Asian street ... more

  • Rye History Walks

    Saturday 24th February
    Location: Rye

    Fully guided Walks of the beautiful historic Citadel led by a knowledgeable local expert. Come and explore Rye’s fabulous streets ... more

  • Niall O’Riordan flute & Anne Marshall piano

    Saturday 24th February
    Location: Winchelsea

    Described by critics as ‘dazzling’, ‘tonally ravishing and technically flawless’ (British Flute Society) Irish flutist Niall O’Riordan enjoys an international ... more

  • Winchelsea Arts Concet

    Saturday 24th February
    Location: Winchelsea

    Winchelsea Arts Concert - Niall O'Riordan (flute) and Anne Marshall (piano). Tickets: winchelsea-arts.org.uk ... more

  • A Serving of Scallops and Sea Shanties

    Saturday 24th February
    Location: Rye

    Rye Bay Crew present a medley of scallops and music of the sea; an evening of tastes and sounds of ... more

  • Tatners@ Olde World Wines

    Sunday 25th February
    Location: Rye

    Kyle has gained a variety of cooking styles from his travels around the globe, from French cuisine to Asian street ... more

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