Harbour Information (use the icons to find out more)

Rye Harbour (River Rother)

Your Comments: 5 Read or add your comments

Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


Safe Water Mark 50:54' N 000:48' E


Admiralty 1991, SC5605

Rules & Regulations

6 Knts Speed Limit, No Anchoring Inside, Traffic Signals Must Be Obeyed, Not suitable for boats 15 M or more.


Occasional Ships, Rough possibly dangerous entrance in Strong Onshore Winds.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW +0002 Dover, MHWS 7.7m, MHWN 6.0m No Low Water Data Available

This site is designed for slower, roaming broadband connections, like you would get at sea, so it needs JavaScript enabled to expand the text.   Click here to show the fully expanded version

General Description

The ancient town of Rye nestles inland on a hill, lying at least a couple of miles away from the sea. ... read more


In settled offshore conditions the yachtsman or motorboater should have no problem finding and negotiating the well marked entrance to Rye Harbour. ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

After paying harbour dues and getting some inside information from the harbour master... ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Not for bigger boats 2019 info from Peter
Written by Bryant | 16th Aug 2019
Just to note I used the info about Rye Harbour and couldn't find anywhere for a 15m boat to tie up - I called the Harbour Master and he said that for years they've been asking Reeds etc to change the entry as there is no
place other than Strand Quay in town to tie up and that is for smaller boats. As of now its also restricted due to works on the Quay. It would be worth updating your notes. I'll email Reeds too but given the HM has failed to get them to do any update I guess my email will fall on deaf ears
1 of 1 people found this helpful
Written by Don Thomson | 28th Mar 2018
The light signatures on the marks on both sides of the channel entrance have been changed otherwise much is the same as before. Prices, which were unchanged in 2017, remain the same for 2018
Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 21st Mar 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in March 2016. I've made a few changes; pontoons are not yet installed at Strand Quay; prices have been simplified and I've learnt that they do not encourage the use of fender boards at Strand Quay because they tend to get all tangled up with mooring ropes.
Update April 2014
Written by dononshytalk | 10th Apr 2014
These notes were reviewed in April 2014. The prices have not changed for 2014. We have corrected our previous statement that electricity was not available, it is, at both the Admiralty Jetty and Strand Quay. They had intended putting in pontoons at Strand Quay for this year but apologise to those of you who knew of this; they have had to spend much of the early part of this year repairing storm damage and will have to delay this improvement until next year. In the meantime the toilets have been given a lick of paint!!
Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 15th Mar 2013
The Rye Harbour notes were updated by Don T on the 15th of march 2013. Prices will be going up in March 2013 and we have shown the new prices.
© visitMyHarbour.com | website design created by Black Culm Ltd