The beach at Camber must be one of the best sandy beaches in South East England that is an equal to anything in Cornwall and Devon.  Five miles of uninterrupted golden sand, beautiful grass fringed dunes and enormous skies.

For most of the year the beach is deserted except for a few dog walkers or horses out for a morning gallop.  On hot weekends the beach can get busier, but even in July and August it always feels empty during the week.

The best place to stay is at The Gallivant.  A small ‘restaurant with rooms’  tucked in behind the dunes that has been described as ‘a little slice of the Hamptons in Sussex’.  The Restaurant at the Gallivant is getting a lot of recognition and rave reviews and is worth a detour, serving up locally sourced fish and meat from the area.

The Gallivant awards

Sunday Times, Best UK rural hotel 2009

Independent, Top 50 places for a weekend retreat 2011

The Times, 10 best places to eat by the beach 2013

The Telegraph, Top 25 beach hotel 2013

Red magazine, 12 of the best seafood restaurants in the UK