Rye Festival of the Sea


Rye is famous for its history as one of the Roman Cinque Ports, a string of ports that defended the British coastline and offered trading routes inland.

Our beautiful little town sits back from the sea, overlooking the salt marshes and stretching down to Rye Harbour beach to the right and Camber Sands to the left, with our church spire which sits tall above the town of Rye which in days gone by acted as a guide for sailors. 

Despite Rye’s rich past, Rye continues to come up with new traditions,

Rye Festival of the sea is on Sunday September 1st.


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