There is a jetty, several boat ramps, and attractive foreshore facilities with picnic areas, shelters, playgrounds and walking tracks including part of the 28 kilometre Bay Trail that extends from Safety beach to Portsea. If you enjoy snorkelling then head for the ‘Octopus’s Garden’ at the Rye Pier. This is a 200 metre underwater trail with signage introducing you to the local underwater wildlife. During the summer, Rye's popular carnival is located beside the pier.
The main concentration of shops is located east of Dundas Street and includes a hotel, eateries, a major supermarket and other retailers. There is also a great variety of accommodation in the area, including camping along the foreshore.
Rye also has an impressive ocean beach on the Bass Strait coastline, with magnificent walks along the clifftops that form part of the 25 kilometre Coastal Walk through the magnificent Mornington Peninsula National Park that protects this beautiful yet fragile coastline. This is also ‘The Cups’ golf region, where sand dunes provide naturally contoured challenges and the sandy soils drain quickly for good year round play. The multi award winning Peninsula Hot Springs is nearby, and is Victoria’s only geo-thermal hot springs.
Rye is approximately a 1 hour and 25 minute drive (100 kilometres) south of Melbourne.