Camber Sands

Visit Camber Sands

Spend a day in the dunes at Camber Sands, a popular sandy beach at the village of Camber near Rye. Famous for its seven miles of award winning golden sandy beach, which stretch to the East Sussex and Kent border.

Relax in the Dunes

The beach is backed by grassy sand dunes with a thriving natural habitat for plants and animals. Take a picnic and find a spot for the afternoon.

Did you Know? Camber Sands has been the location for a number of films, including ‘Carry On – Follow That Camel’.

With so much open space it is a popular destination for families and sports enthusiasts alike. This beach is safe for swimming and the wide beach is ideal for activities and sports. Kiteboarding and buggying as well as kitesurfing.

Horseriding on the beach

Horse riding is also allowed on this beach. You will see riders at low tide, during the summer (from 30th March to 1st October, weekdays early mornings (befoe 8.30am) and in the evenings (after 7.00pm).

This beach is dog friendly in zoned areas between 1st May and 30th September.

For weekends away and longer stays there is the Camber Sands Holiday Park and the lovely Galivant Hotel.

There is a public car park, right next to the beach.

This beach is …

  • A Sandy Beach
  • Safe For Swimming
  • Popular With Daytrippers

What to see and do

  • Go Horse Riding

Discover more in the area

What's on events banner

Places to stay

  • Holiday park

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

Header Image by UK Beach Days

Getting To Camber Sands

Beach Location

Camber Sands Lydd Road, Rye, Sussex TN31 7RL


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train

Rye Station and Winchelsea Station (Southern Railway)

Travelling from London? Camber Sands is one of the best sandy beaches near London. To get there, take the train from London St Pancreas station to Rye Station (1 change): 1 hr 12 mins (then it is a short 5 minute taxi to the beach at Camber Sands)

Map of Camber Sands Beach

Explore the UK coastline

beautiful beach on South West England coast

What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

Overlooking the coast UK

Read more from the blog here