8 reviews of camber sands in English
Looking for advise.
I have found an amazing beach house to rent over the summer on Camber sands. I don’t know the area at all and am a bit nervous to book. Has anyone had experience of staying in this location and can you tell me if it’s likely to be overlooked and busy by passing traffic? I have two young children so don’t want to make a mistake.
As british beaches go this is one of the better ones with te expanse of the sand dunes and a pleasant beach area to have food drink and ice creams.The beach is pretty large and in the rare hot days is packed with visitors-a favourite with families and not to far from Pontins. Downside it can get a bit too crowded on sunny days so get there early and save a spot for junir to make sand castles.
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Fantastic Beach in the south east. Lots of sand, and on this occasion, sun. Quite a few new bars for drinks, one of which had thatched Hawaiian style parasols which really made us feel as if we were abroad. They also make tasty cocktails, bonus. The beach is really clean and my husband even did a bit of wind surfing.
The beach is lovely. Once you get there that is.
If you are coming from London, make sure you check out the turns and exits beforehand or take a sat nav. Otherwise a scheduled drive of 2 hours can quickly turn into 3.
Also beware of crazy drivers on the last bendy 5 miles or so. I decided to stop and let one of the worse ones pass only to see him again 5 minutes later - he was standing next to his vehicle and filling in a crash report. A day in the sun does strange things to some people's heads.
Apart from that, let me say once again that the beach is lovely. They also rent windshields and stuff even though it's not cheap.
Also be prepared to pay for the parking. Again for a full day it won't be exactly cheap.
'They do it down at Camber Sands, they do it at Waikiki' wrote Squeeze. Don't know why. Anyway, this place is THE off season sandy beach round these parts.
Forget the summer, that's all Stella Artois, dodgy tats and lobster coloured sunburnt yobs & no-place-to-park territory. Autumn, winter & spring are for those 'in the know'.
This place is massive, really big. I was there a few years ago and there was a beached ship the size of a Dover-Calais ferry there - look at the photo! I missed it initially!!! If you imagine a vast stretch of sand running for miles with wrapped up people walking, horses galloping and wind & kite surfers everywhere, then you have Camber Sands. Fantastic place.
Camber itself is a curious run of wooden bungalows looking lost and beaten up by the elements & there is a Pontins style holiday camp too. Cripes! Ignore this & Qype Camber for some of the fantastic beach cafes that are about. For dinner & drinks Qype Rye. A beautiful place if you've never been. Can be a little 'cream tea' but there are some excellent fish restaurants too. A final tip is a stroll round Winchelsea. My favourite East Sussex village. Beautiful.
Wow. A sandy beach in England? I had no idea! And not only is it sandy but it’s fricking HUGE! I had a wonderful time at Camber Sands lounging in the sun, drinking beer and snacking on yummy picnic treats. It was my first English beach experience and not that terribly different than my experiences on east coast beaches in the US. Just more beer and sunburn. Ha.
Camber Sands is a great (in quality and size!) sandy beach and a good spot to keep in mind for a day trip from London!
This is a lovely beach - a huge expanse of sand so no painful walks over the pebbles to dip your toes in the sea !! In the winter time, it’s a great place to exercise your dog (but make sure you clean up after it) and if you take a few binbags with you, you can have a great laugh “sledging” down the sand dunes until your bum hurts !!!
Probably the best beach in the South East!
This massive stretch of flat sand seems to go out for miles before you get to the sea.
Safe for small children as the water never gets too deep and in summer, it can even get close to warm. Good for kite flying as there’s always a breeze, beach cricket, football etc….
There’s plenty of room to find a quiet space and relax with a family picnic. A windbreak’s a good idea (you can hire one along with deckchairs). Shop and toilets available in the car park. Charges are reasonable.
Bit of a hike over the dunes through thick sand but worth it when you get there. Make sure you’ve used the facilities otherwise it’s a tiring walk back especially with a toddler in tow!
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