Or head into the medieval walled town of Rye just 5 minutes walk away… and climb up the tower of the Norman St. Mary’s Church that overlooks the town. Next door to the church just above the gun garden you will find the 14th-century Ypres Tower, which formed part of Rye’s defences.
FOOD, DRINK & ENTERTAINMENT
Visit our wonderful Heritage Centre where the staff are so helpful and knowledgeable about Rye and the surrounding attractions.
There you will find our impressive and fascinating town model that depicts Rye how it was in 1835. While you are there why not play the old penny amusements and see what entertained past generations at the seaside.
You can also go on a Ghost Tour of Rye…if you dare!
RYE FOR ALL SEASONS
Just a stone’s throw away we have a leisure centre that hoasts a 25-metre swimming pool. If you’re looking for a gym Rye also has a well equipped 24-hour gym where visitors can enter as drop-ins.
Our surrounding countryside is a walker’s haven with footpaths cutting through Romney Marsh, seaside ways and nature reserves. Please feel free to bring your bikes as we have safe storage available. You can also hire bikes and e-bikes and they will drop them off and collect them from us here.
EXPERIENCE THE OUTDOORS
For beach lovers, it’s possible to bike (or walk) to Camber Sands and enjoy the miles of golden sands and sand dunes. Here you can take up a spot of kite-surfing or paddleboarding. If the beach is not your thing you can also try rye watersports which have even more activities for you to try.
Rye Harbour nature reserve is always alive with rare birds. And if you find the right path you can find the elusive but grand Camber Castle (not in camber!) built by Henry VIII.