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Camber Sands, Rye

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Explore Camber Sands, the only sand dune system in East Sussex, which stretches all the way to the Kent border. This long stretch of sandy beaches features plenty of convenient tourist facilities and offers a wide range of activities, including kitesurfing, kite landboarding, and kite buggying. These dunes, which are gradually getting bigger, form an important part of a nature conservation area teeming with native plant and animal life. Look up and try to spot the skylarks singing high above the dunes, and look for weever fish, which lie buried in the sand when the tide goes out. These fish have a ridge of sharp spikes across their back, so be careful not to step on one. Camber Sands is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • Gorgeous Sandy beach. Great for long blustery evening walk! Dogs allowed from 1st Oct so perfect timing for us and our weekend away. 
    Gorgeous Sandy beach. Great for long blustery evening walk! Dogs allowed from 1st Oct so perfect timing for us and our weekend away.  more »
  • Though the car park was pricey £12.50 for 3-5 hours there are toilets , cafe and a mat on the sand for ease of taking on a wheel chair or pushchair. You are also close to the sand dunes. When the... 
    Though the car park was pricey £12.50 for 3-5 hours there are toilets , cafe and a mat on the sand for ease of taking on a wheel chair or pushchair. You are also close to the sand dunes. When the...  more »
  • We came here in early Sept, so was quieter. But the beach is amazing, miles and miles of golden sand. Areas for our springer to roam and great for running on in the morning! 
    We came here in early Sept, so was quieter. But the beach is amazing, miles and miles of golden sand. Areas for our springer to roam and great for running on in the morning!  more »
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  • Beautiful shoreline with plenty of beach for you to catch some sun and enjoy a swim. Even though it gets busy on warmer summer days, the beach itself doesn't feel too crowded. There is a bit of a walk over the dunes to get from the car park to the beach which can be a challenge for some.
  • Beautiful beach, I've come here many times. Even at peak times when it gets busy it is not rammed like some of the more famous beaches and you do get some more personal space. There are cafes selling the usual seaside drinks and fast food but the options are limited in my opinion so you might consider bringing your own. The 3 main car parks are nice tarmac car parks and are pay and Display, you can pay with coins, card or RingGo smartphone app. On several occasions I've found the machines to be out of order so I've had to pay using the app which is annoying as they charge you extra for using the app. The central "Camber sands car park" has toilets which is very handy. There is a 4th car park about 15 mins walk away called Broomhill car park which is free, but is pebble rather than tarmac and has no facilities. I only found out recently and use this one now going forward as it's quieter and free.
  • We took a trip to Camber Sands beach 29th Aug 22. We’ve been to this beach a couple times and I must say, it was worth the trip from the midlands. The beach offers clear waters, sand and loads of scenic spots for those posh intagram-able posts. From what I’ve seen, there are not many options for snacks and drinks immediately local to the beach, so I’d advise to bring a varied packed lunch, drinks and snacks for a long day. It’s also cost effective considering the rising cost of everything. There is parking located right next to the beach access which doesn’t cost much. I found using the RingGo App useful as I can avoid needing to carry coins. Note: it was great seeing people pick up their litter as it contributes towards these spots staying pristine.
  • Beautiful area and beach, though on warm summer weekends expect road traffic and full parking lots. The beach is sandy, but note that as you go further southeast it does become the typical English rocky beach. There are several places for snacks or ice cream, and toilets in the car park are fine. Even though busy it was easy to carve out your own space so that 2-3 meters from other groups.
  • Such a beautiful beach! Would definitely recommend it’s very wide and spacious and perfect for a family trip out 😇

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