Pathway through the grassy dunes at Camber Sands beach in East Sussex
Pathway through the grassy dunes at Camber Sands beach in East Sussex

East Sussex - Camber Sands Beach

This sandy stretch has the only sand dunes in East Sussex

Camber Sands is a popular coastal resort located in East Sussex, close to the border with Kent, and it is one of the best-loved holiday destinations on the South Cost of England.

Camber Sands beach, the neighbouring village of Camber and the surrounding area have a huge amount to offer all ages, from thrilling watersports and sandcastle building to history and wildlife.

Camber Sands is a little unusual for a Sussex beach and the reason is in the name. Unlike most beaches along the Sussex coast, which are lined with pebbles and shingle held in place by a series of groynes, Camber Sands is covered in fine, golden sand that stretches for 5 miles.

It also features one of the purest and longest dune systems on the South Coast, and the only one to be found in East Sussex. The most popular section of beach is at the western end, by the mouth of the River Rother. Further to the east, the sands start to make the transition into shingle.

As the tide drops out the beach becomes even bigger with swathes of wet sand - just the sort for making sandcastles! Despite sitting between the well-known seaside resorts of Eastbourne and Brighton, this part of the UK has one of the longest stretches of undeveloped coastline on England’s south coast.