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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 2nd September @ 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

  • We Work in the Dark - we do what we can ......

    Friday 2nd September for 30 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    We work in the dark – we do what we can – we give what we have’ Henry James In ... more

  • Bramble Ramble

    Saturday 3rd September @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye Harbour

    Rye Harbour Event A look at the wildlife of bramble and a chance to pick some delicious blackberries – bring ... more

  • Grand Monthly Jumble

    Saturday 3rd September @ 10:30am
    Location: Rye

    Grand Jumble Sale in aid of ARRCC on the first Saturday of every month starting 7th May 2016. The Warehouse ... more

  • Open Potter's Studio

    Saturday 3rd September for 2 days @ 11:00am
    Location: Winchelsea Beach

    Sea-themed ceramics in my studio at 7 Windmill Way, Winchelsea Beach, TN36 4LF, for sale at reasonable prices. Original, hand-made ... more

  • Richard Adams and Jane Beecham Open Studio

    Saturday 3rd September for 2 days @ 11:00am
    Location: Playden

    Please join us when we open our home to welcome you to view our latest work. Richard Adams, Jane Beecham ... more

  • Under Winchelsea cellar tours

    Saturday 3rd September @ 2:00pm
    Location: Winchelsea

    Winchelsea boasts over 50 medieval cellars, a number rivalled only in Bristol, Southampton and Norwich. They were all built between ... more

  • Camber Castle

    Saturday 3rd September @ 2:00pm
    Location: Rye Harbour

    Camber Castle is open to the public on for a guided tour. Admission charges apply. ... more

  • Behold I Bring You Good Gnus

    Saturday 3rd September @ 5:00pm
    Location: Rye

    A special evening of music surrounding the wit and wisdom of England's greatest musical humourists. Held in the theatre at ... more

  • Sussex Brass Band Concert

    Saturday 3rd September @ 7:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Rye & District Day Centre are pleased to announce the annual event - a Brass Band Concert. This year's event ... more

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