Camber Sands

CAMBER, East Sussex, TN31 7QS

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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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  • X8007FGianw
    Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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    Couples
    Lovely Beach
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 6th October 2021
    Stayed in the area in early September fantastic beach with plenty of sandy area. Also could walk for miles along the beach. All very clean and end Read full review
  • lunaria
    Rye, Sussex
    wonderful food
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 8th October 2021
    After walking on the beautiful beach, we had a lunch here that was absolutely delicious, imaginative food cooked in an interesting way but not fussy. However, the service was very slow, it didn't... Read full review
  • Fearless13972468799
    Back After 30 Years
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 15th October 2021
    I have been going on holiday to Camber Sands all of my younger years. Been back a few times on day trips, but I've just spent the week there with my dog, Boris. Stil a great place to go (30 years... Read full review

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Opening (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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