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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 Wurlitzer Concert - Robert Wolfe

    Sunday 23rd November @ 2:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Rye Wurlitzer presents Robert Wolfe. Raffle. Tickets: £8.50 includes refreshments. Free parking. Proceeds in aid of Rye Wurlitzer restoration. Venue: ... more

  • Quiz Night with Fish and Chips

    Monday 24th November @ 7:30pm
    Location: Playden

    Quiz Night with Fish and Chip Supper. Tables of 4 - 6. Bring your own beverage, condiments and cutlery. Tickets ... more

  • Auction for the Art Room at The George

    Wednesday 26th November @ 7:00pm
    Location: Rye

    An auction of art to help preserve The Art Room - the iconic building at the centre of the “Battle ... more

  • Antique Sale - Rye Auction Galleries

    Friday 28th November @ 9:00am
    Location: Rye

    Antique Sale at Rye Auction Galleries. Taking in from 17th - 21st November. Venue: Rye Auction Galleries Ltd, Unit 36, ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 28th November @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Country Market offers fresh locally grown fruit, flowers and vegetables as well as home-made cakes, savouries, jams, hand-made crafts ... more

  • Land of the Midnight Sun

    Friday 28th November @ 7:30pm
    Location: Iden

    Brian Gallop will give this Winter lecture. Arranged by the Iden & District Natural History Society. Visitors pay £3. Venue: ... more

  • Aha! Ad-Hoc Artists!

    Saturday 29th November for 37 days @ 9:00am
    Location: Rye

    An eclectic selling exhibition by a group of established local artists - prints, ceramics, jewellery, drawings and books. Venue: Gallery ... more

  • Feast of Delights

    Saturday 29th November for 2 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    A Feast of Delights - stalls with gifts, crafts, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, blacksmiths and more. There is also a food ... more

  • Christmas Fair

    Saturday 29th November @ 10:00am
    Location: Winchelsea

    Stalls, gifts, Christmas decorations and refreshments, Venue: New Hall, Winchelsea, Rectory Lane, Winchelsea TN36 4EY. ... more

  • Christmas Fair

    Saturday 29th November @ 10:30am
    Location: Rye

    Christmas Fair at St Mary’s Church, Church Square, Rye, TN31 7HF. Stalls include Refreshments, Raffle, Cakes, Books, Bottle, Tombola, and ... more

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