from the cafe
from the top of the steps
Walking across the fields
spot the light bulb
If you drive down to East Deal and park at the The Tiger Inn before heading across the fields to the coast, you will be rewarded with some truly stunning sea views. Walking passed the national trust look out (and ice-cream stop) and heading down onto the pebble beach is a great spot for some paddling in warmer weather. There are a range of walks depending on what kind of walker you are (and the weather!). On the return, the pub does some great grub to refuel or there is a lovely little deli and plenty of spaces to picnic all along the coastal path.
Wandering through the cobbled streets of Rye in the sunshine is a quick introduction to all that is quintessentially British; Tudor and Georgian architecture, an abundance of churches and good pubs, forts and cannons, silly house names and plenty of fish and chips. We were lucky enough to catch both the sun and the blossom out and it was even warm enough for an icecream on a bench overlooking the marshes. My favourite find was the Tiny Bookstore, tucked away behind the church, which is brimming with beautiful old books, from leather bound books to classic penguins.