British Beaches

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Camber Beach

Rye, East Sussex

This very popular foreshore contains the only sand dunes in East Sussex, and provides an ideal family beach with a wide expanse of sand fronting the dunes. Very popular with windsurfers and kite-boarders. See also Broomhill.

Beach Type



First aid post
Lost child centre
Toilets (including toilets for the disabled)
Camp site and caravan park are all available


Children's area
Water sports area
Donkey rides
There is also zoning for water sports activities

Nature and Wildlife

South Coast cycle route 2 passes through Camber (SusTrans). Pleasant walks to the historic town of Rye through SSSI conservation areas. Excellent variety of flora and fauna in conservation areas with a number of restored gravel pits providing good habitat

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily by the District Council. Dog & litter bins are provided.


Dogs are allowed between May and September but must be on a lead and restricted between Zones F & H on the beach.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award

Tourist Information

Rye Tourist Information Centre. The Heritage Centre. Strand Quay Rye. East Sussex. TN31 7AY. Tel: 01797 226696. Fax: 01797 223460. e-mail: [email protected] web:


Nearest town: Rye
County: East Sussex
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9303, 0.807915
Postcode: TN31 7RT
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Rye, East Sussex at Explore Britain.


Main A259 coast road via C24 to Camber/Lydd.

Public Transport

The nearest train station is at Rye from where regular buses travel to Camber/Lydd.

Nearest Railway Stations

Rye (Sussex) (Approx. 4 miles away)
Winchelsea (Approx. 5 miles away)
Appledore (Kent) (Approx. 7 miles away)
Doleham (Approx. 9 miles away)
Three Oaks (Approx. 9 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


The car park. providing approximately 3000 spaces (including disabled spaces). is adjacent to the beach. There is a charge for parking.

Nearby Car Parks

Camber Central, Camber (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Old Lydd Road, Camber (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Camber Western, Camber (Long stay).
About 1 miles away
Rye Harbour, Rye (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Lucknow Place, Rye (Long stay).
About 3.5 miles away
Bedford Place, Rye (Long stay).
About 3.5 miles away
Cinque Ports Street, Rye (Long stay).
About 3.6 miles away
Cinque Ports Square, Rye (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away
Strand Quay, Rye (Long stay).
About 3.6 miles away
Rye Station, Rye (Unknown stay).
About 3.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Rye