Here are some local facilities that may be of interest when planning your visit:
In Rye Harbour village
This pub is popular for its Real Ales and food and has featured in the Good Pub Guide.
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.
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.
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.
Information about present and past lifeboats.
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
Sea Road. Licensed supermarket: Post Office, newspapers, cash machine.
Sutton's Fish Shop
Sea Road. Local fish, game, eggs and vegetables.01797 226261
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.