Why not make the most of your summer holiday or a long weekend break and get yourself and your “best friend” down to Camber Sands.
It is very dog friendly and with plenty of great pubs and accommodation in the area its a great way to recharge the batteries.
The most popular area to walk your pet is on Camber sands is to the West of the beach and the best place to park is as you arrive into Camber from the Rye and Rye Golf Course end.
If you have a “Sat-Nav” entering the post code TN31 7RB will get you to the car park that best serves the dog walking zones/areas.
The current car parking rates (2012) at the District Council car parks are as follows: 8:30-18:00 –
£1.50 / hour
£4.00 / 2 hours
£7.00 / 4 hours
£9.00 / 6 hours
£11.00 / 8 hours
£13.00 / maximum
Car park stays open till 8pm… but is then locked… you will not get out!
With plenty of dog bins and toilets the facilities are just about worth the cost… and remember PLEASE use the bins and Please pick your dogs deposits up!
In the summer, on a particularly sunny weekend, expect some queuing to get into Camber as long queues build up as cars wait to enter the main car parks close to the beach. The busiest times are from around 10:00… if you arrive before then you should not have too many issues.
If you are travelling to Camber in the summer (ending September), Rother Council introduced dog zones on the beach where you are allowed to walk your dog. When the tide is out, these areas stretch for miles and even with a full tide there is plenty of room as the sand dunes go inland at least 500 yards in parts and the shoreline stretches West for at least a mile.
When the ‘dog zone’ instructions were introduced all dogs had to be on a lead. This was policed aggressively (for about six weeks) by dog wardens (or should I say – mostly summer vacating college students with spots). However, this now seems to have been relaxed and as long as walkers are sensible and in the designated zones then you should not be bothered.
The direction you will automatically take will be West and if the tide is in why not walk to the end of the beach (Rye Harbour entry), turn right along the river towards the Harbour Masters office. You can then make your way back to the car park along the legal walkway through Rye Golf Course. The dog bins are limited in this area so take plenty of bags with you!
The round trip is about four miles in total… watch out for the golf balls and keep your dog on a lead!
Along with great dog walks Camber, Rye and Rye Bay has much more to offer than the glorious sandy beach and we really would recommend taking a longer break and visit the historical town of Rye, or Rye Harbour where there is the terrific Rye Harbour Nature Reserve with miles of tarmac and more dog walking opportunities. The Nature Reserve also has plenty of dog bins.
If you are after a room for the night, there are plenty of PET FRIENDLY hotels in the area that will allow you to make the most of your visit… so what are you waiting for… grab the leads and get down to Camber Sands and the Rye Bay area!