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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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  • Happy Sundays@ Olde World Wines

    Sunday 25th February
    Location: Rye

    An afternoon of poetry, music and miscellany. ... more

  • Louis Turpin at the George

    Sunday 25th February @ 4:00pm
    Location: Rye

    The George is delighted to present Jazz and Blues singer, Louis Turpin in the Tap Bar from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. ... more

  • Phil Trainor @ The King's Head

    Sunday 25th February
    Location: Rye

    Phil Trainor @ The King's Head Inn - Irish folk musician playing with his band “On the Level”. Venue: Rye ... more

  • Webbe's Scallop School

    Monday 26th February @ 9:30am
    Location: Rye

    In its thirteenth year, celebrating the scallop and local seafood species. Prepare and eat a seven course luncheon enjoying wines ... more

  • Webbe's Scallop School

    Tuesday 27th February @ 9:30am
    Location: Rye

    In its thirteenth year, celebrating the scallop and local seafood species. Prepare and eat a seven course luncheon enjoying wines ... more

  • Marshlink Action Group AGM

    Tuesday 27th February @ 7:00pm
    Location: Rye

    This is the Annual General Meeting of the MarshLink Action Group. Following the formal meeting (at about 7.15pm) there will ... more

  • Rye Ukulele Experiment

    Tuesday 27th February @ 7:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Playing a mix of uplifting sea ballads, fishy songs, shanties with rolling choruses, a drunken sailors lament and other such ... more

  • Winemaker's Dinner

    Wednesday 28th February
    Location: Rye

    Hosted by Winemaker Victoria Ash. Further details TBC … visit http://scallop.org.uk/winemakers-dinner/ for further updates. ... more

  • 4Networking for Business

    Wednesday 28th February
    Location: Rye

    4Networking for Business at the Mermaid. For further details visit https://www.facebook.com/events/165541314083094/ ... more

  • Rye History Walks

    Wednesday 28th 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

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