For couples seeking a romantic coastal break in the UK, prepare to fall in love with Camber Sands.
Just a 10-minute drive from the ancient town of Rye, this attractive part of the world boasts everything from a glorious beach and fine dining options, to centuries-old pubs, historic sights, and a few adrenaline-rush seaside activities.
For loved-up couples seeking a romantic coastal getaway, here are some of the top experiences in Camber Sands.
Romantic seaside strolls
Set your alarm for a pre-dawn stroll along Camber Sands’ dramatic seafront. Rise early enough and you might just have the whole beach to yourselves!
Kick off your shoes and enjoy the feeling of soft sand between your toes. Or tiptoe barefoot into the rolling waves for an early-morning paddle. As the crimson dawn breaks over miles of golden sand, you’ll be glad that you set your alarm.
Snooze off your early start, then pack a picnic and head back to the beach. Nothing beats a romantic lunch in the dunes overlooking the sea. In the evening, head back to the shore and you’ll be treated to dreamy sunsets over the rolling waves.
Accommodation suggestion: Owlers Cottage
For adventure-seeking couples, one of the must-try experiences in Camber Sands is kitesurfing. And the summer months are the perfect time to give this thrilling sport a go!
If you’re looking to book lessons, The Kitesurf Centre is highly recommended. The team here handle everything, with expert tuition and all your kit included.
If you’re feeling inspired to stay out in the surf, you can book courses in everything from powerkiting and hydrofoiling to stand up paddleboarding.
Accommodation suggestion: Coastguards Cottages
Take a historic tour of Rye
Swap a day beside the coast for the charms of nearby Rye. Among the cobbled streets of this medieval town, you’ll find an array of one-of-a-kind boutiques, antique shops, quaint cafes, and centuries-old inns.
Rye is also packed with historic sights. Head to Ypres Tower Museum (built under the orders of Henry III in 1249) to see everything from replica cells and medieval weapons to smuggling displays and a medieval herb garden.
Next, climb to the summit of the 900-year-old St. Mary’s Church for a sweeping view across Rye’s rust-coloured rooftops.
In the evenings, huddle up together for a spine-tingling guided ghost tour of Rye. Then finish with cocktails and dinner at The George – a Grade II listed hotel that dates back to 1575.
Accommodation suggestion: Rufty Tufty
Fine dining at The Gallivant
An intimate meal is often at the heart of a romantic coastal break. And The Gallivant is one of the most attractive dining options in Camber Sands.
With a prime spot overlooking the beach, this award-winning restaurant takes inspiration from New York’s Hamptons beach style.
The menu itself features a hand-picked selection of locally-inspired delights. Highlights include the succulent Romney Salt Marsh lamb rump, Rye Bay dover sole, and St Austell Bay mussels.
Clink a glass or two of chilled English fizz over your meals– The Gallivant has more English wines than anywhere else in the world!
Accommodation suggestion: Beach Boutique
Cosy up in your cottage
End your day in comfort back at one of our cosy cottages. Curl up on the sofa with popcorn and a favourite movie. Or head outside to your private garden and enjoy late night conversations by candlelight.
In the mornings, wake up with fresh coffee, head out for a refreshing coastal walk, or stay in your PJs and make the day as lazy as you want it.
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