Park Resorts Camber Sands on the southern coast, is in one of the sunniest and warmest parts of Britain. It is within easy walking distance of a wonderful beach, and very close to the historical town of Rye.
Rye itself is just four miles away and really worth visiting. Once it was a fortified hilltop town which played an important role in the defense of southern England. Warships are no longer in the harbour but there is the local fishing fleet! St Mary’s church tower (usually open to the public) offers the best viewpoint to show the terracotta roofs of the many timbered houses.
Ancient buildings, cobbled streets and secret passages, were once the home of smugglers and highwaymen; today many authors, musicians, artists and celebrities have made Rye their home. As a medieval haven, Rye regularly attracts film crews in search of historical settings for period productions. The concentration of living history is packed into this vibrant market town.
Rye Harbour area is special too! The area provides an opportunity to discover wildlife in a mosaic of coastal habitats – which include saline lagoons, gravel pits and reedbeds. Explore the changing coastline, military history or just walk by the sea. The area is one of the most important conservation sites in Britain of special scientific interest and also for the protection of birds. There are five birdwatching hides accessible to wheelchairs.
But Rye and its Harbour area are the tip of an iceberg… there is plenty more!
There is so much to do on-site that you may never want to leave, but if you do wish to venture further afield, you can choose from a wide range of attractions and activities, including the following:
Kite-flying – is next door! Ph: 0756-376-3046
Visit the Kitesurfing Centre for an introduction to kite-flying, kite-surfing and power-kiting. Learn the basics, hook yourself to the wind and enjoy the power!
Go Karting – 4 Miles Ph 0179-732-1747
Established in 1993, Lydd Kart Circuit is the fastest for Go Karting in Kent and one of the fastest in the Country – the Silverstone of Karting! The track is MSA licensed and very popular with drivers, whether they are drivers who race their own karts or whether as visitors they use hire Karts. An exhilarating experience!
Canoeing – 9 miles Ph 0751-281-0139
Canoe with the Hastings Canoe Club on the sea. Qualified instructors and all equipment provided. Beginner sessions run on Monday & Thursday evenings, intermediate sessions run on Tuesday evenings.
Outdoor Adventure! – 11 miles Ph 0800-180-4025
Adventure Activities Sussex provides great outdoor adventures. There are bases in Hastings and Bodiam for everything from archery to rock climbing. The Hastings base is by one of the best beaches in the South East, it is a great place to come for family adventures which also include kayaking, surf- and paddle-boarding.
View Historic Vehicles – 12 miles Ph 0158-024-1234
The private CM Booth Collection of Historic Vehicles specialises in Morgan 3-wheel cars, usually 12 on display ranging from 1909 to 1936. Other items include a 1936 Brampton expanding caravan, 1904 Humber tri-car, 1929 Morris van and a 1929 Ford Model A.
Drink Wine! – 13 miles Ph 0158-076-6111
The Chapel Down Winery is one of England’s leading wine producers. There are guided tours of the winery; do experience a tutored wine tasting. There is a wine and food store, and restaurant..
Go Ape – Bedgebury – 19 miles Ph 0333-920-6904
Go Ape is the UK’s No 1 Forest Adventure. The team brief you for safety before you fly down zip-wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle crossings whilst enjoying some of some of the UK’s most breathtaking scenery.
Wonder at Wild animals & Dinosaurs – 20 miles Ph 01303-24647
The award winning wild animal park at Port Lympne Reserve is THE place to enjoy an African Safari experience seeing big cats in over 600 acres of Kent countryside. Also be amazed by the Dinosaur Forest and the size of T-Rex, stegosaurus, pterodactyls and diplodocus!