Parkdean Resorts' Camber Sands is the ultimate seaside holiday park, with seven miles of sandy beach and dunes on its doorstep, and four indoor pools for those times when a trek to the beach feels like too much effort.
For most people, East Sussex holidays mean Brighton, but this section of the south coast also boasts sandy beaches ...much kinder on the feet than Brighton's pebbles... and fascinating medieval towns.
Camber Sands' closest town is Rye, a fabulously preserved medieval hilltop town. Highlights include St Mary's church tower, which visitors can climb for bird's eye views of timbered houses, cobbled streets and secret passageways that were once the walked by smugglers and highwaymen.
If you love exploring nature, head down to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and follow the marked trails through a variety of habitats, including shingle beach, saltmarsh, freshwater gravel pits and reedbeds. You'll see different birds, an array of plants, bugs and wildlife.
Hastings is forever remembered as the place where William ...soon to be Conqueror... fought King Harold for the English throne ...although the actual fight took place a few miles north.... Visit Battle Abbey or any of the nearby castles to relive the momentous battle. Today, Hastings is a cosmopolitan fishing town with antique shops and vintage galleries and a fish market selling fresh wares from the fleet.
Taking the battle theme further, you could spend the day at the 1066 target sports centre in Hastings, trying your hand ...keep it steady... at sports including rifle shooting, air rifles, crossbows, archery and even axe throwing. The people of Hastings must have a taste for the blood thirsty, with the True Crime museum, set in 3000 sq ft of caves, showcasing the UK's largest collection of crime memorabilia.
Anglers can use Camber Sands as a base for fishing at Wylands International Angling Centre in nearby Battle. There are nine lakes to choose from, each with its own distinctive characteristics. Two of these lakes are set aside for family fishing during the week, which is the perfect chance to help hook youngsters into the sport.
If the drive to Brighton is too far, Eastbourne is closer and also has its own shingle beach which stretches for miles. Nearby Beachy Head is famous for its white cliffs and beautiful coastline, an area that is a haven for walkers and sightseers. The South Downs Way starts here and runs 100-miles to Winchester.