Camber Sands

CAMBER, East Sussex, TN31 7QS

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About

When it’s hot and sunny, the access to Camber becomes very congested. The best times to visit Camber Sands are either early in the morning or later in the afternoon, when it may be quieter.

This stunning stretch of sandy beach is home to the only sand dune system in East Sussex. Camber Sands is the perfect get-away with unspoilt views of sand and sea stretching for miles. 

This beach is famous for the long ridges of sand dunes leading down to miles of soft golden sands. Camber has been the location for many films, especially if 'desert shots' are required. When planning a day on the sands it is well worth checking the local tide tables as the extensive shallows at low tide make for a very long walk before it is deep enough to swim. With such a large open space, power kites are a popular pastime - a very colourful sight to see. It is very busy in the summer months.

It is home to the only sand dune system in East Sussex, which provides a valuable natural habitat to many animals and plants.

Access to the beach is direct from a number of public car parks.  Parking is pay on entry during the summer period from Easter to the end of September.  During the winter months Pay and Display ticket machines operate. The gates to the car park are locked at 8pm each evening.  The unbroken length and quality of both beach and sea water enable Camber Sands to accommodate almost every type of beach activity.

Sea safety

Make sure you understand the safety flags by reading up on beach safety at Camber Sands.

Barbecues

Please care for the beach environment and other users’ safety and enjoyment. Do not use disposable barbecues.

Gas powered BBQs are the only ones permitted on Camber Beach.Use the western end of Camber Sands beach for barbecues. It is illegal to barbecue in the sand dunes. Permission for large numbers (10+) of people should be sought from Rother District Council in advance.

Please ring for further information on 01424 787531.

Horse riding

Due to more people using Camber Sands during the summer season, there is a greater risk of horses causing danger or annoyance.

Horse riding for the summer season is restricted from 24 March to 2 October inclusive.  During this period riding is permitted weekdays early mornings (off beach by 0830) and evenings (after 1900)

Riding is permitted around LOW tide hours only.  Riders arriving at HIGH tide will not be permitted to use the beach.

Please note that traps or carriages pulled by horse or pony are not permitted on the beach.

Any mess MUST be cleared up and taken away.

Horse riding on the sands is at the discretion of the Coastal Officer based at Camber who can be contacted from 8am-5pm on 01797 225207 or 07714 696218 or email camberoffice@rother.gov.uk

Accommodation

Find out where to stay in Camber here.

Things to do

Kitesurfing, eBiking, Camber Castle or Rye Harbour Nature Reserve – find out about all the things to do in Camber.

What's on

Water safaris, castle tours and nature walks – what's on in Camber?

Dogs

Camber Sands is dog friendly and dogs are allowed on some sections of the beach all year round, but are excluded from zoned areas between 1 May and 30 September. 

Find out more information about Camber Sands on the Rother District Council website.

 

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Tsvakai C
      Brighton, United Kingdom
      CAMBERSANDS
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 16th November 2023
      I stayed in Camber Sands. I found the staff to be polite , courtesy and professional. However i would like to give a special recommendation to the Security team. Harry, Ben , Eid and Shacks were... Read full review
    • Eid S
      Camber sands
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 16th November 2023
      staff ware friendly food was amazing The security supervisor was amazing I was working a week and I enjoyed Read full review
    • keithhE8989EB
      Paradise in Camber sands
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 9th January 2024
      Camber Sands and all the close by beaches were excellent . Our dog was in paradise and so were we despite the bracing but refreshing british weather !! Read full review

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