"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Winchelsea Beach

Winchelsea is a remote beach on the western edge of Rye Bay in East Sussex. The beach is predominantly shingle, with shallow sand flats exposed at low water. The bathing water quality at this beach generally achieves high standards.

Beach type: Shingle

Nearest town: Rye

Local authority: East Sussex County Council

OS Grid Reference: TQ913153


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Winchelsea Beach

  • Camber Castle (3m)
  • Rye Harbour Nature Reserve (3m)
  • The Story of Rye (3m)
  • Rye Art Gallery Stormont Studio/Easton Rooms (3m)
  • Rye Castle Museum (3m)
  • 1940's swing dance (4m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
4/5 Lion Street
East Sussex
TN31 7LB

Phone 01797 229 049
Email ryetic@tourismse.com

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Thursday 24 May


Chance of rain 46%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1020
Humidity 95%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1020
Humidity 84%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 76%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 31%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 83%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 25%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 90%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
07:50 BST
(06:50 GMT)
High Tide
20:12 BST
(19:12 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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