Rye is not a massive place and, while the shopping on offer is good, the town does not play host to hundreds of stores. What's around is extremely diverse and makes it a good location to enjoy browsing through open doors without anything particular in mind. A couple of good food stores can be found selling local produce, ideal if you plan on taking a picnic to the beach. Along Rope Walk it's worth sticking your head into Glass Etc, a shop owned by Antiques Road Show guru Andy McConnell and a good place to buy unique and original gifts. Meanwhile a stroll down the High Street will take you through the main shopping area dotted with independent shops selling various goods all worth a glance for the sake of enjoying such wide variety.