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Camber Sands Beach in East Sussex

Camber Central Beach

Camber Central is a very popular foreshore containing the only sand dunes in East Sussex. It's an ideal family beach with a wide expanse of sand.

Lifeguard patrol times 2024

Easter Bank Holiday 29 March - 1 April
Weekends and Bank Holiday only 06 April - 19 May
Daily 25 May - 29 September
Patrol times 10am - 6pm

Today's weather

12°C Rain
Min: 7°C Max: 12°C
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Beach information

Stay safe on the beach

  • Wherever possible, swim at a lifeguarded beach. Find your nearest RNLI lifeguarded beach, or the Irish Water Safety website.
  • When on a lifeguarded beach, find the red and yellow flags and always swim or bodyboard between them – this area is patrolled by lifeguards.
  • Never swim alone.
  • If you get into trouble, stick your hand in the air and shout for help.
  • If you see someone in difficulty, don't attempt a rescue. Tell a lifeguard, or, if you can't see a lifeguard, call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.
  • For more advice about having fun and staying safe on the beach, see our beach safety advice.

Ready to change lives working as an RNLI lifeguard?

As an RNLI lifeguard you’ll build your work – and life – experience, get good rates of pay and learn lifesaving skills that stay with you wherever your career heads next.

Have you got what it takes?

You can apply whether you live inside or outside the UK - you need to be 16 and of school leaving age, have a National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (or equivalent) and meet a specific fitness criteria and have a right to work in the UK.

If you’re not qualified yet, don’t worry! Find out how you can get qualified by visiting the requirements and training section.

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News and media from Camber Central Beach

Camber Sands RNLI Lifeguard kneeling with rescued puppy in front of RNLI rescue vehicles
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Lifeguards stood in front of their lifeguard hut on Camber Sands Beach
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Camber Central RNLI Lifeguards return to beaches this Easter
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Photo of RNLI rescue board: There will be no RNLI lifeguard service at Bexhill-on-Sea this summer.
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No RNLI lifeguard service to operate at Bexhill-on-Sea in 2023
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RNLI Lifeguards on jet skis
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RNLI Lifeguards Return to Camber Central Beach from Easter weekend
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