By Rebecca Evans, originally published on Stylist.co.uk
Camber Sands is a British beach paradise in Sussex, hidden miles away from the nearest motorway and even guarded from its own village by towering sand dunes.
We love it because... If you can clamber up the mountainous dunes, you're rewarded with a breathtaking seascape and clean, fresh air, dense with sea salt. The strong winds attract kite-flyers and soaring seagulls, who share their stomping ground with dog-walkers and beachcombers.
Top tip... Despite the deserted scene, you can satisfy your sea-air appetite, boutique-style, at The Gallivant Hotel. This beach-hut bolthole of white-washed driftwood, shell decorations and wicker textures serves up delectable seasonal seafood, sourced from its Sussex doorstep.
You could also take a short trip along the coast to the pretty harbour town of Rye. This has better access by road and train, so it's popular with tourists.
When to go... Camber Sands gets VERY busy in school holidays and at weekends. And we mean busy. If you can get there on a week day or in the cooler months, the views are truly fantastic and it's so peaceful. If you go on a busy day, prepare yourself for a crowded beach and a queue for parking!