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.Theo couldn’t decide whether to build a sand castle or play at the water’s edge where soft waves lapped. Luce exclaimed this was the best day of the summer as she jumped and leapt in the water.
Soon their clothes were soaked as they refused to go back to the car to change into swimsuits.They simply didn’t want to miss a minute on the sandy beach in the sun.They were wise as by lunchtime dark clouds approached, the tide changed and then the rain began. I know there are some beautiful beaches in other places in Britain but Camber Sands is simply gorgeous.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.