Camber Sands & Rye | East Sussex
January can miserable weather-wise and the only way to cope with it is to ‘lean in’ to it. Embrace the biting winds and the lack of snow and set off for a life affirming tramp along a British beach. There really is no better way to blow away the lethargy caused by central heating and expunge the memories of the champagne and mince pies you overindulged in at Christmas. There aren’t many good beaches near London, at least not that allow dogs, and our advice is to head to Camber Sands in Sussex for a day trip. The sand stretches for as far as you can see and the beach is flanked by undulating dunes. In the winter it is as bleak and atmospheric as one could want.
There’s not much to do in Camber so we suggest stopping off at Rye afterwards for some hot chocolate and perhaps a spot of lunch. This impossibly wonky hilltop town is picture-perfect with its jumble of medieval buildings and Georgian townhouses lining the steep streets. Head to The George for lunch, or perhaps an overnight stay, and suddenly January won’t feel such a bad place to be after all.
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