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Camber Sands

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Camber Sands is a little unusual for a Sussex beach and the reason is in the name. Yes, sands! 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. Not only that but Camber is home to the only sand dunes in East Sussex.

The best section of beach is the western end near where the River Rother empties into the sea. Here it is wall to wall sand whilst further along the beach becomes more shingley. It's a big beach too, stretching nearly 5 miles east of the village. As the tide drops out it becomes even bigger with swathes of wet sand revealed - just the sort for making sandcastles!

Camber Sands is a popular windsurfing / kite-surfing spot which might suggest it is worth packing a windbreak. The beach is also regarded as one of the best places for beachcombing in the UK.

Despite its fantastic natural assets Camber Sands remains largely unspoilt. For the larger part of the year there is a good chance of finding some solitude here. Even in the height of summer the crowds are bearable even though it is within 2 hours of London. 

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