To the west lies the old fortification originally known as Winchelsea Castle and
nowadays Camber Castle . This was built by Henry VIII in 1539, on a spit of land
which stuck out into the sea, to defend the entrance to Rye and Winchelsea harbours.
The castle was very nearly demolished in 1626 by Charles I as its upkeep was
deemed unnessary due to the castle now lying 2 miles inland and away from the sea.
Today is is supported by English Heritage and is available to visit on foot
from Rye Harbour Nature Reserve .
The village has a few local services including a public house.
The nearest shopping centre is in historic Rye about 3 miles inland,
which also has trains which cross the Romney Marsh from Hastings to
The harbour area is very interesting with the coastguard station
a public house, and fishing vessels. The views across to the
holiday village of Camber are very pretty.
The nature reserve is a must for those amongst us who enjoy peaceful
views of wildlife.
Access to Camber Castle which was built by Henry VIII to prevent attack
from the french, is via the village.