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Place Category: Beaches
Camber Sands beach is hidden behind dunes is a popular family sandy beach, with picturesque dunes and interesting wildlife. The village of Camber is very close to the beach and you have a selection of holiday parks to the east of the village.
The dunes are formed from the sand that is blown inland which builds up around plants, debris and fences. A large section of the western end sit within the Camber Sands and Rye Saltings Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), while the rest is designated a Site of Nature Conservation Importance
The marram grass that you see covering much of the dunes has a deep root system which helps to hold the sand in place. Traditional chestnut fences along the beach help sand to build up more quickly. The combination of plants and fences at Camber Sands prevent the dunes from moving and burying the village.
Public telephone, toilets with disabled access, children’s play area, slipway, Coastal Control Office for lost children, first aid, information, police/emergency phone, slipway, deckchair hire.
In Camber Village you have a selection of cafes, chip shops, general stores, a post office and a couple of pubs.
There are three main car parks in Camber, Western car park on New Lydd road, Central car park, and the car park on Old Lydd road. Both Western and Central also has large overflow car parks. Only Central has direct access to the beach. You have to tackle steep soft sandy paths over the dunes to reach the beach from Western car park, making this unsuitable for those with prams, or wheelchairs.
Dogs restricted to zones during summer months.
Camber Sands Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain today and Saturday, with temperatures falling to 18°C on Monday.Light rain in the morning.Today's Forecast
13->2352% 55% 3 mph
4:52 am 8:59 pmPartly cloudy until evening.Tuesday, May 30th
13->203% 48% 11 mph
4:51 am 9:00 pmPartly cloudy until afternoon.Wednesday, May 31st
12->200% 12% 1 mph
4:50 am 9:01 pmPartly cloudy overnight.Thursday, Jun 1st
10->210% 2% 7 mph
4:49 am 9:02 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Friday, Jun 2nd
11->2010% 74% 2 mph
4:48 am 9:03 pmDrizzle until evening.Saturday, Jun 3rd
12->1944% 79% 4 mph
4:48 am 9:04 pmPartly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Sunday, Jun 4th
11->183% 33% 8 mph
4:47 am 9:05 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, Jun 5th
10->187% 74% 3 mph
4:46 am 9:06 pm
Camber Sands Beach Tide Times
Camber Sands Beach Water quality
Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Photos from around the surrounding area