Camber is easily accessible from London and boasts a huge sandy beach, three kite schools and various bars in the town. It is also a good place to learn with shallow shelving beaches and small waves. You can enjoy onshore winds in every direction (aside from NW) within a 15-minute drive.
Wind and Weather
The prevailing wind direction is SW (cross-onshore from the right looking out to sea). During the summer months, we get a thermal sea breeze in the afternoons that can add significantly to the forecast wind speed. The beach works best on any wind containing “S” in it, for example, ESE to WSW.
Having a vehicle will give you the most freedom, parking is free at Broomhill (where the kite zone is). There are also buses hourly and day roaming passes are cheap if you want to explore. You can get the fast train from London to Ashford, train to Rye then bus or taxi to Camber.
Food and Drink
There are various places to suit taste and budget. The Gallivant, which has recently been refurbished, while your budget may not stretch to dining there daily, it is well worth experiencing (They also offer individually themed accommodation) The Owl - gastro-pub food and (also offer accommodation), Rye Bay café; the spot for a sundown beer plus reasonably priced food, Dunes Bar (Beach themed bar with food and drink), KitKat Café which is open during the day and is on the beach plus plenty more!
There are a few pubs and bars around town, but Camber is generally pretty quiet. Rye has more on offer when it comes to bars plus live music at the weekends, and it is only about 3 miles away.
You can sunbathe (weather permitting of course!), you can hire an Electric Fat Bike, and cycle around Camber or explore the medieval town in Rye and check out their quirky café. Visit Dungeness or go on the miniature steam railway.
All three schools in Camber offer SUP lessons and hire. Action Watersports in Lydd offers wakeboarding behind a boat, an inflatable aqua park and flyboarding.
There is 3G in the area, and most of the pubs and bars have WIFI around town.
There are many Airbnb's in the area, as well as Gallivant Hotel, The Owl Pub, Park Resorts (Caravan and Camping) and Pontins. You can also check accommodation in Rye; they have many Airbnb's and hotels to choose from.
The Turks and Caicos Islands are famous for their endlessly beautiful turquoise waters and stunning beaches. As a kiteboarding location, the country still flies under the radar, allowing visiting kiters to enjoy pristine waters with relatively few other people. The main island of Providenciales (locals/regulars call it Provo) is home to a spot with world-class learning conditions, along with many…
Gökova Bay is situated in the west of Turkey and surrounded by the warm and clear Aegean Sea, amazingly it is still one of the relatively unknown spots in Europe which means you can enjoy riding here without battling amongst the crowds. The bay itself is 3km wide which means there is plenty of space for everyone! Each afternoon from…
Lake Puclaro is a windsurfing and kitesurfing paradise with guaranteed wind. In the summer season its beautifully warm and sunny, and the atmosphere down at the beach is amazing. People come from all over the world to spend the day on the lake, meet the resident locals and explore into the valleys of the Andes mountains. Gualliguaica is part of…
Where are the Best Kitesurfing Beaches in Camber Sands?
Broomhill is the most popular spot and enjoys a good mix of flatter water and waves. Flat tidal pools appear when the tide goes in and out. There can be nice waves given the right conditions. Beach unusable for up to 3 hours either side of high tide as the water comes up to the sea defence wall. There is no kiting allowed on the Dunes end of Camber Sands.
- Wind: Cross on from the right
- Waves: Windblown chop can be surprisingly clean in the right conditions
- Shorebreak: No
When is the Best Time to go Kitesurfing in Camber Sands?
The windy months to go kitesurfing in Camber Sands are January, February, March, April, October, November, December