Access to the beach
Best access to the beach – Walk back up Baker Way and then cross to the path past the pond, and then just walk straight as best you can following the turns of the development. Once at the main road you can cross straight over through a gap in the houses and through a kissing gate. This access over the dunes is VERY steep. The easiest access is from behind The Oasis Beach Shop in the car park. This is also the best high season access route for dogs.
The Gallivant Hotel – there is a short cut in Skylark Way. This is an excellent place to eat and dog friendly in the garden bar area.
The Green Owl. This is a friendly locals’ pub with a good standard menu and also dog friendly inside.
The Pelican Fish bar does good size portions but is on the greasy side.
The Oasis Beach Shop in the car park does very crispy fish with reasonable chips.
Khan’s – Camber opened and in our opinion is pretty good. 5*reviews on trip advisor.
A selection of takeaway menus is provided in this file. The Ghandi Tandoori is recommended.
Tide times for Camber can be found at here. Traction Kites should only launch from the beach out towards Jury’s gap. This is through the village towards Lydd. There is a kite school in the car park and a flag marking the kite flying area east of which you should stay. If in doubt about any aspect ask at the kite school.
For Water based it is essential that you do not launch before the groins are fully exposed for safety reasons. This is about 2-2.5 hours after high tide. For land based kite sports it is about 2 ¾ -3 hours after high tide. Do not travel east of the MOD red warning flag marking Lydd ranges.
Poor Winds or Easterly Direction?
If the winds are poor or wrong direction at Camber, Romney Sands / St Marys Bay beach may provide surprisingly satisfactory results. Best parking is opposite the entrance to Romney Sands Holiday Park, giving direct access to the beach and plenty of room to set up. For water based it can be muddy to get to the sea and it does go out a VERY long way.
There is a path going from Rye to Lydd which passes through Camber. It is about 4 miles into Rye and 6 to Lydd. Other local walking maps are provided in the top draw of the TV unit.
Rye has a rich and colourful history, playing an important role in the defence of the realm. Its cobbled streets, enchanting church and beautifully preserved buildings are evidence of the town’s importance as a medieval Cinque Port. Rye’s charming ancient streets are filled with a great selection of independent retailers, restaurants, pubs and a weekly market. Perched on a hilltop overlooking the marshes, Rye is the perfect place to explore, shop and eat out.
Other places to visit
In the surrounding area there are many other tourist attractions, including English Heritage’s Dover Castle and Camber Castle, the National Trust’s Bodiam Castle and The Aspinall Foundation’s Port Lympne Reserve.