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Winchelsea Beach

Rye, East Sussex

A quiet and historic beach town with watersports options.

Beach Type



Facilities for disabled visitors and cafes and restaurants


Windsurfing and sailing
Access for sailors and windsurfers can be difficult due to steps at the back of the beach

Nature and Wildlife

This is a long beach with some lovely views.

Water Quality





Dog restrictions apply. there is a dog exercise area.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award

Tourist Information

Rye Tourist Information Centre. The Heritage Centre. Strand Quay Rye. East Sussex. TN31 7AY. Tel: 01797 226696. Fax: 01797 223460. e-mail: [email protected] web:


Nearest town: Rye
County: East Sussex
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9058, 0.719798
Postcode: TN36 4NG
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Rye, East Sussex at Explore Britain.


From London take the M20 to Ashford then the A2070 to Rye. Access to the beach is off the A259 between Rye and Hastings.

Public Transport

There is a bus service from Rye to Winchelsea. there is also a train station in Winchelsea.

Nearest Railway Stations

Winchelsea (Approx. 2 miles away)
Rye (Sussex) (Approx. 3 miles away)
Three Oaks (Approx. 5 miles away)
Doleham (Approx. 5 miles away)
Ore (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Free parking with disabled spaces.

Nearby Car Parks

Pett Level Road, Pett Level (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Rye Harbour, Rye (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Strand Quay, Rye (Long stay).
About 3 miles away
Gibbet Marsh, Rye (Long stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Wish Street, Rye (Unknown stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Cinque Ports Street, Rye (Long stay).
About 3.2 miles away
Rye Station, Rye (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
Cinque Ports Square, Rye (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
Lucknow Place, Rye (Long stay).
About 3.3 miles away
Bedford Place, Rye (Long stay).
About 3.4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Rye