the wee food blogger© Rye weekend break

weekend break in rye

I’ve just unpacked from our weekend away camping. It was our first family holiday, just the three of us. We stayed in the loveliest campsite just north of Rye, were lucky to have had amazing weather and day tripped to Camber Sands and Hastings.

All in all, the trip (including hiring the car as I don’t own my own) cost us £50 each plus food. As we’re both skint this month we relied on cheap and cheerful eats and our own resources more than we normally would. My scouring Trip Advisor beforehand was futile!

We stayed at the Hare and Hounds campsite, it was the nicest campsite I’ve ever been to … And I’ve been to quite a few over the years! It’s family run and it shows, they’ve thought of everything and even kindly provide some free phone charging points and a microwave!

 The first night, we popped to the local supermarket (there are no Tesco, Sainos or Waitroses in the vicinity which just makes me love the area all the more) and picked up a ready cooked half chicken for £3.25 and some salad bits for dinner.

After dinner, we headed to Camber Sands – this was what I came for, a sandy beach! 🙌🏼

It was so nice exploring the sand dunes and taking a stroll along the shoreline. As much as I love Brighton, the stones can get a little tiresome when walking on them so this was a refreshing change.

Breakfast – this beaut was made on a camp stove (with two burners) by my fair hand. It was as good as it looks.

Rye, if you’ve never been, is similar to Lewes – very picturesque and quaint.

Our trip to the coast wouldn’t have been complete without…

Fish and chips on the beach from Marino’s. In my head, it’s a lot more romantic than reality by the time you add in some wind and sand. Sand errrrrrywhere. The chippy was banging though.

Before we packed up our tent, I made sure we had a hearty breakfast and was very pleased with my stack of eggy bread (cook one at a time in a pan and keep them hot on the other between foil to keep from burning). I’m a tomato ketchup kinda gal and my boyfriend is sugar (weirdo!).

We finished our trip with a visit to Hastings – nice enough for a few hours but it’s a poor man’s Brighton. We ended up in the True Crime Museum to take respite from the sun because it’s dog friendly and it was actually really interesting. I do have a bit of morbid curiosity when it comes to stuff like that so we would recommend it!

Now I’m as knackered as Stan is so we’re away to have an early night!

I’ll need to start planning some camping trips for next year, I love camping! Is there anywhere you recommend? Let me know in the comments!

💛 #theweefoodblogger

2 thoughts on “weekend break in rye

  1. It looks like you had a lovely trip! I’ve never thought of doing this with Josh but I’m gonna look into it now, so cheap for a weekend getaway 🙂


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