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Winchelsea Beach

Winchelsea Beach in East Sussex

Leaving medieval Rye with its narrow streets and old worlde charm, a 3-mile westward drive finds a different world. The natives simply call it "The Beach", The village looks remarkably uninteresting from the road. However, what it does have to offer is a rare thing nowadays - a sense of space and freedom.

Winchelsea Beach is one of the few remaining comparatively undeveloped parts of the south coast. Just inland, between the coast road and the sea is this strange shingle landscape known as "The Ridges"-- pebbles and rough land with a straggle of 1930's bungalows spaced out along the unmade roads. The whole area is much valued by those who like fresh air - flocks of birds and open and empty spaces. The beach is peaceful and never crowded with shingle at high tide and level sand at the low.

When the tide is far out, there is a large, almost flat area - ideal for walking and shrimping.. Swimming is safe and best at high tide and Winchelsea has regularly received a Clean Beach Award. A wonderful 4-mile walk is to follow the sea wall eastwards- first stopping at the hides of the Bird Reserve, next following the River Rother towards Rye and then returning across the field tracks past Camber Castle.

The whole area provides a wonderfully refreshing escape from the fumes and fret of work and city life.

Text supplied with the kind permission of Jennifer Powrie.

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  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 19th July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

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    Thursday 25th July
    Location: Rye

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    Friday 26th July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

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  • Barn Dance

    Friday 26th July @ 7:00pm
    Location: Winchelsea Beach

    Winchelsea Bowls Club Fundraising BARN DANCE Dancing starts 7.30pm Doors open 7pm To the music of The Catsfield Steamers and ... more

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    Sunday 28th July @ 11:00am
    Location: Camber

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    Location: Rye

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  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 2nd August @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

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    Friday 9th August @ 10:00am
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    Saturday 10th August @ 7:00pm
    Location: Winchelsea Beach

    Summer Disco. Everyone Welcome. Doors open 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm start. Winchelsea Beach Community Hall, Sea RoadĀ TN36 4NA Dance ... more

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    Friday 16th August @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

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