Things To Do Near Camber Sands

Camber Sands

If you stay at the popular Camber Sands Holiday Park, you might be looking for things to do near Camber Sands.

Although there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained on-site and miles of golden sandy beaches to enjoy, sometimes it’s good to have some alternative options.

Read on to learn about all the fun things to do and visit near Camber Sands.

Broomhill Sands ​

Broomhill Sands Near Camber Sands

Broomhill Sands is a popular choice if you are looking for a quieter beach than Camber Sands.

It isn’t sandy like Camber but is perfect for long walks along the promenade. There aren’t the facilities at Camber Sands, but this is made up for with the quieter and less busy atmosphere.

If you are holidaying with your four-legged friend, Broomhill Sands is the place to go as it allows dogs all year round, unlike Camber Sands, which restricts them from May until September.

Rye Harbour

Rye Harbour

A visit to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is a must if you stay there. 

The coastal nature reserve has miles of footpaths, habitats and local wildlife to enjoy.

With 5 birdwatching hides, see if you can spot one of the rare birds local to the area.

Sit back and relax, or go on one of the walks; remember to have your camera handy to take photos of the magnificent scenery and wildlife abundant in the area.

Rye Harbour is about 2.5 miles from Rye town, it is possible to walk from one to the other, but a better option might be a bus, taxi or car.



You can’t help but fall in love with the enchanting medieval town of Rye. Rye is a town like no other, with cobbled streets, unique and quirky timber houses, and an array of independent shops.

Amble down Mermaid Street, visit an antique store on the Strand or learn about the local history with a visit to the 14th-century Ypres Tower, now known as Rye Castle Museum.

The Old Lighthouse

The Old Lighthouse

For stunning views over the English Channel and the local countryside, climb to the top of The Old Lighthouse in Dungeness. 

View the Victorian architecture whilst learning about how a lighthouse works, 

Aside from the satisfaction of climbing to the top, you will also be rewarded with a certificate to confirm you made it!

Within walking distance of The Old Lighthouse is a cafe, pub and restaurant – treat yourself to a refreshment or two before returning to your holiday home.

Dungeness National Nature Reserve

Dungeness Nature Reserve

Dungeness National Nature Reserve is one of the most significant shingle landscapes in the world. The area is unique, rustic, wild and diverse.

With 600 species of plants, many of which are fragile, Dungeness has been designated as a Special Area of Conservation, a National Nature Reserve and a Special Protection Area.

Enjoy the vastness of the area, soak in the quiet and experience the raw beauty of this unique space.

Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway

Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway

Whether you are a steam train enthusiast or appreciate a good day out, you will love a ride on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.

The line runs for 13 ½ miles, starting in Hythe before stopping at Dymchurch, New Romney and the final destination at the National Nature Reserve of Dungeness. 

Different routes and journeys can be taken, with various timetables running on different days. Be sure to check out the website for current tickets, times and prices.

Action Watersports

Not far from Camber Sands are Action Watersports, a family-run company that offers various water-based activities on a private purpose-built sheltered lake.

Activities include an Aqua Park, Flyboarding, Paddle Boarding, Wakeboarding, Water-skiing, Lake swimming and Jet Skiing. 

The Kite Surf Centre

kite surfing

If you want to stay local to Camber Sands but experience more adventure, you might want to look at The Kite Surf Centre.

Although it is a small family-run business, it is the largest kitesurf school in the UK, with experiences including; Kite Surfing, Land Kiting and Paddle Boarding.

Enjoy group lessons or private lessons at very reasonable prices.

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