About Camber Sands, England
Camber Sands consists of over four miles of beautiful sandy beaches. Kitesurfing and buggying are restricted to the eastern end, commonly known as Jury's Gap. As the beach faces south, it works in winds from east, south to west, although a true westerly tends to be gusty, as it comes over Fairlight. Kitesurfing isn’t recommended during the two-and-a-half hours either side of high tide, when the water reaches the steep shingle bank at the top of the beach, getting deep very quickly, and there are also groynes to contend with. That aside, this is a great spot, as the gently-sloping nature of the beach means the water stays relatively shallow for a long way out. The waves tend to be more formed on a westerly, reaching head height at times, and although the beach shifts and changes from year to year, there are usually tidal pools creating flat sections. Hazards to watch out for include a sunken fishing boat that eerily emerges from the depths a couple of hours after high tide, while, even more scarily, if you go waaaaaaaaaaay east, you'll find yourself in live-round MOD territory. Extreme! Seriously, though, do keep out of firing range...
Traveling to Camber Sands, England
Camber Sands is just an hour-and-a-half’s drive from central London, with many major roads feeding in from the south and north. The local public transport links are fairly straightforward too. Take the train to nearby Rye, then catch one of the many buses that travel to and from Camber Sands.
Facilities At Camber Sands, England
Rye is just five minutes away, and boasts some 17 watering holes of various merit. Camber Sands itself is up-and-coming, with new-build properties, funky bars, and a skate park. At the beach, you will find a decent car park with a snack van selling drinks and food. There are a few BKSA & IKO schools operating in the area.
We recommend contacting Camber Kitesurfing
for further info or to arrange kitesurf tuition.