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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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  • Wakin Snakes

    Sunday 4th December @ 7:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Waking Snakes playing at Wipers. Please check website for updates as music listing may be subject to change. ... more

  • Coffee Morning for Stroke Survivors, Family

    Tuesday 6th December @ 11:30am
    Location: Rye

    The Stroke Association will be running a coffee morning for stroke survivors and carers to share experiences and maybe make ... more

  • An Audience with Rick Wakeman

    Thursday 8th December
    Location: Rye

    Rye Jazz Festival presents an audience with Rick Wakeman. Door open at 7.15. Further information at https://ryejazz.com/programme/ ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 9th December @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Country Market sells local produce which includes: Cakes, Preserves, Savouries, Free Range Eggs, Seasonal Vegetables and Fruit, Unusual Plants, ... more

  • A Few of my Favourite Things

    Friday 9th December
    Location: Iden

    Norman Sims and wife Jenny are frequently to be seen cycling around the lanes on Walland and Dengemarsh accompanied by ... more

  • London Community Gospel Choir and guest Mica Paris

    Friday 9th December
    Location: Rye

    We welcome the world renowned and multi-award winning London Community Gospel Choir with special guest UK Queen of Soul Mica ... more

  • Atlantic

    Friday 9th December @ 9:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Atlantic playing at Wipers. Please check website for updates as music listing may be subject to change. ... more

  • Rye Christmas Festival 2016

    Saturday 10th December
    Location: Rye

    After last year's success this year promises to be even better - the events that have been confirmed so far ... more

  • House of Hands Christmas Fair

    Saturday 10th December @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Lots of great hand made gift ideas, home furnishings, jewellery and decorations available to buy direct from the makers. ... more

  • Ian Shaw & Claire Martin - A Xmas Cracker

    Wednesday 14th December @ 7:15pm
    Location: Rye

    Rye Jazz & Blues Festival proudly present a jazz lovers festive delight with two of the best jazz singers in ... more

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