Camber Sands near Rye

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The picture above was taken on Camber Sands –┬ájust 3 miles away from The Old Borough Arms Guest house in Rye.┬áCamber, located east of the ancient town of Rye, has over 2 miles of beach and much of it is golden sands! It is home to the only sand dune system in East Sussex, which provides a valuable natural habitat to many animals and plants

Camber Sands is known for its beautiful sandy beach, dunes and its flat and calm nature but there are some important safety information you should be aware of:

  • Beware of fast incoming tides – check the tide times
  • Beware of sandbars – don’t get cut off by the tide
  • Always wear clothing designed for swimming – when wet, normal clothes can cause you to sink!
  • Beware of soft sand and mud exposed at low tide
  • Do not dig deep holes or tunnels in the sand
  • Weeverfish can sting, wear suitable footwear when paddling at low tide
  • Stay away from groynes and outfall pipes
  • Keep clear of the Harbour entrance, there are very strong currents and boats in the area.
  • Safety signs are located along the foreshore, make sure you read the information and familiarise yourself with the environment.

Know your flags

Safety Flag 1 [images] Swim, body board or use inflatables between the two red and yellow flags, this is where the lifeguards are.
Safety Flag 2 [images] Surf or kayak between the black and white chequered flags.
Safety Flag 3 [images] Do not enter the water when the red flags are flying.
Safety Flag 4 [images] Offshore winds will blow you out to sea – do not use inflatables when the orange flag or sock is flying.