When we crossed the sand dunes and a path lined with sea buckthorn covered in golden berries, the sea and sands shimmered in the sun in a warm welcome.Here the sand dunes are a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and the area nearby is a Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI).
Further out to the east at Broomhill Sands an area has been zoned for extreme sports including wind surfing, kite surfing, kite boarding, and kite buggying.
We were so lucky when we arrived as the sun had come out in full force despite it already being early September.
As it was low tide the beach was beautifully wide with pools of warm water on the flats.
To use a well-worn phrase the look of joy on my twin’s faces was priceless.
After living two years in the Hamptons in the US, one thing we’ve desperately missed since we returned to the UK is wide open beaches with golden sands.
We were pretty spoilt as the Atlantic beaches in Long Island are considered some of the top in the world.
Well we found a perfect English beach not too far from us – Camber Sands.
Actually it was even better for my kids as there were no big waves to worry about.
It’s also considered one of Britain’s best beaches Camber Sands stretches for seven miles just east of the ancient and historic town of Rye in East Sussex. I personally discovered it in my book Wild Swimming Hidden Beaches which tipped me off that the western end of Camber was the place to go.