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Local Facilities

Here are some local facilities that may be of interest when planning your visit:

In Rye Harbour village

William the Conqueror pub (w)

This pub is popular for its Real Ales and food and has featured in the Good Pub Guide. 

The Inkerman Arms (i)

This pub serves Real Ales and great fish and chips. 

Bosun’s Bite (b)

The cafe next to the lifeboat house, serving breakfast and family-friendly food.

Avocet Gallery & Tea Room (a)

Just opposite the village shop, this gallery and tea room offers local art and delicious homemade cakes. Open Friday to Sunday 10.30 to 4.30pm. (closed Christmas to mid-March). 

Rye Harbour Stores (s)

Situated by the bus stop. Offers a range of food, drinks and other useful produce.

Rye Harbour Holiday Park (h)

A small, friendly holiday park.

Car park (c) and toilet (t) 

This large car park and toilets with disabled access are run by Icklesham Parish Council and a donation in the boxes from you will help maintain them for the future.

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Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station

Information about present and past lifeboats. 

Church of the Holy Spirit

The church of the Holy Spirit at Rye Harbour was built in 1849, designed by Samuel Sanders Teulon.

The Old Vicarage at Rye Harbour

B&B in a lovely Victorian house at the end of Harbour Road, by the entrance to the nature reserve. Monica Edwards the children's author grew up in this house and several of her books feature the area.



In Winchelsea Beach

Co-op

Sea Road. Licensed supermarket: Post Office, newspapers, cash machine. 

Sutton's Fish Shop

Sea Road. Local fish, game, eggs and vegetables.01797 226261

Winchelsea Beach Cafe

The beach-side cafe is situated at the east end of Pett Level.

Car park and toilet

This small car park and toilet with disabled access are maintained by Rother District Council at the west end of the nature reserve.

More information about Winchelsea Beach here.

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