Oh I do like to be Beside the Seaside...
Published: Friday 14th Aug 2015
Written by: Betheny Ellis
It is with fireworks and excitement that we gleefully announce that Rosemary Woods is the winner of a three day break in the gorgeous Blue Notes at Camber Sands, what a lucky lady. I am sure there are plenty out there simply green with envy, we know we are!
Camber lays claim to an absolutely stunning beach and we are sure Rosemary and her friends will make the most of this fabulous corner of the British coastline. As a little teaser, here is just a few of the fun and fabulous things they could be getting up to on their holiday!
First and foremost take your bucket and spade in hand and head for the beach. We’re sure you’ll be keen to create your own sand castle world, complete with drawbridge and moat. If intense castle building is not really your thing, then perhaps the wide and expansive sands of Camber will titillate the burgeoning kite surfer in you? Famed for being one of the best beach spots in the UK for all things kitesurfing, Kite landboarding, Kite buggying, power kiting and even paddle boarding you will not be short of an opportunity to turn your hand to some adrenaline pumping pastimes. Book yourself in for a lesson at one of the many schools in Camber and see if you’re a natural. If all that sounds a little bit too daredevil, then why not just take your little kite out for a fly, a far more tame version of the sport. This beach and it’s favourable winds is a perfect spot for it.
Kites don’t have to occupy all your time, there is so much beach here at Camber that you’ll easily find space to take a long walk or lay your towel down and open a good book, bask in sunshine and top up your tan. Or, if you fancy a break well away from sand then the historic and picturesque town of Rye is only a short drive away. Rising up from the flat landscape of Romney Marsh this medieval town is home to cobbled streets, boutique shops, restaurants and tearooms as well as a Castle presiding over all. It’s great for a day exploring and meandering; taking in the local history and perhaps even a chance to sample some of the famed Romney Marsh lamb, its juicy meat sweetened and flavoured by it’s unique saltmarsh diet. Delicious.
If you don’t mind a little drive out, then Hastings is another must visit. Infamous for its battle in 1066 during the Norman Conquest, Hastings is now a cosmopolitan seaside town and home to the largest beach launched fishing fleet in Europe; a fantastic sight if you can get up early enough to see the boats launch. Finding somewhere to eat out in restaurants and cafes in never an issue and there are plenty of shops and sights all around. Another great day out away from the beach to soak up a little history. Of course, Blue Notes itself, really is a treat and even if the skies fill up and the rain begins to fall, we’re sure Rosemary and her pals will have a relaxing and dreamy time in this great seaside property.