Looking for a perfect beach in Britain? Here’s where you’ll find golden dunes, miles of coastal walks and quality fish ’n’ chips
British holidaymakers are quick to forget that they live on an island of their own, and that its coastline shelters some of the most attractive beaches in the world. So pack a towel, leave your passport at home, and hit the road… Camber Sands beach Hidden behind a mountain of golden dunes, Camber Sands in East Sussex is a windswept expanse of soft, sandy beach that stretches for seven miles and boasts a half-a-mile width at low tide. Come here for a sunset stroll in the surf, hide behind a windbreak, ride your horse, fly a kite, or act out your ‘Lawrence of Arabia‘ fantasy at the quieter western end of the beach. Where to stay Stay at The Gallivant (01797 225 057), a family-friendly boutique hotel with a great restaurant that only uses locally sourced ingredients. Rooms from £95 B&B midweek. Getting there By car From Ashford (M20) take the A2070 to Brenzett. Turn on to the A259 signposted New Romney/Hythe. Turn left on to B2075, signposted Lydd, from Lydd follow signs for Camber. From Hastings/Rye, take A259 towards Hythe, then B2075 three miles east of Rye. By train Nearest station is Rye. Then it’s a ten-minute taxi ride to Camber.