Ready to make the most of summer 2019 in Camber Sands and 1066 Country?
Over the coming months, you can enjoy a host of family-friendly activities, including medieval-themed events, the world’s biggest crazy golf championship, and arguably one of the most scenic cycling festivals anywhere in the country.
And of course, there’s the gorgeous beach in Camber Sands – reason enough to pay a visit here!
With that in mind, here are five top events and attractions you won’t want to miss.
Now in its eighth year, the annual Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival promises another unmissable event for music lovers.
Truly eclectic, this five-day extravaganza showcases the very best in jazz, blues, R&B, Latin, funk, folk, and contemporary music.
Watch world-class acts perform intimate shows in the 900-year-old St. Mary’s Church. Live performances also spill out across town, with free music held on dedicated outdoor stages.
Headline acts include soul singer Beverley Knight, multi-award-winning singer Rumer, and folk rock guitarist-songwriter Richard Thompson. This year’s festival takes place from Thursday 22nd – Monday 26th August.
1066 Cycling Festival
Get on your bike and ride! From the 23rd-24th May, it’s the return of the 1066 Cycling Festival. This two-day event involves a 50-mile ride that starts and ends at the iconic De La Warr Pavilion.
Billed as “a challenging ride for confident riders”, the hilly route is not for the faint of heart. Especially with elevations of up to 3362 ft! Some will be competing for a top finish. But most riders saddle up to experience the wonderful scenery.
Enjoy country and sea views as you pedal through majestic 1066 Country, with plenty of historic buildings dotting the way.
Riders can rely on free water and food stops at the castles, mechanical sport, and welcome rest stops en route.
Epic medieval-themed events are an absolute highlight of summer 2019 in Camber Sands.
Take a trip back through the ages at England’s Medieval Festival. Witness the siege of Herstmonceux Castle, join the table at a medieval banquet, and explore living history camps to get a feel for everyday 15th-century life.
At the Knights’ Tournament at Battle Abbey (between the 13th-14th July), watch flying arrows and clashing swords as fearless knights compete in a display of chivalry and courage.
Try on knight’s armour, witness expert crafts and weapon repairs, and let your little ones test their combat skills during the field drills and kids’ battle.
World Crazy Golf Championships
Held on the picturesque seafront at Hastings Adventure Golf, the World Crazy Golf Championships guarantees a top family day out.
Competitors face a testing course that involves various obstacles, including a rotating watermill, a Helter Skelter, and an array of twists, bends, and ramps.
The event is open to everyone, with no age restrictions. For the first time in its 17-year history, there’ll also be a junior competition for players aged 8 – 14 years.
Top prize is £1000, with an additional £2,000 prize fund for the top players. Start getting in your putting practice now – the competition takes place between 7th – 9th June.
After filling your days with sightseeing and adventure, nothing beats kicking back on the golden shore at Camber Sands.
The stunning beach here stretches for miles. And even during the summer months, it stays relatively tourist-free compared with other coastal destinations.
Our East Sussex location also receives the most sunshine in Great Britain, and the temperatures are above the national average. On warm days, cool off with a splash in the surf, or book a wind-in-your-hair kitesurfing session.
In the evenings, watch the sun sink into the sea before heading for drinks at The Gallivant. Just a stone’s throw from the dunes, this friendly pub offers a great menu and outdoor seating to savour those languid summer evenings.
Summer 2019 in Camber Sands
With a packed-out calendar of sporting events, historic attractions, the world’s biggest crazy golf tournament, and the famous Rye Jazz Festival, summer 2019 in Camber Sands promises to be another scorcher!
After a fun-filled day of sightseeing or beachside adventures, our contemporary cottages offer the perfect home-away-from-home to unwind.
Feeling inspired to come and visit? Find the rental that best suits you today.