It was a fine scene at Camber Sands for this spring re-visit, with warm weather and bright skies to complement the natural arc of the bay. Sometimes there’s a harmony among people that you can feel palpably in a natural environment and this was such an occasion. So thank you to my open interviewees.
The free-spirited Lynsey, Kristen, Jo, Andrew and Laura at Camber Sands.
A sense of the beach by the water.
Camber Sands is a popular sandy beach, with picturesque dunes and interesting wildlife, near to the village of Camber itself. The marram grass that you see covering much of the dunes has a deep root system which helps to hold the sand in place. Traditional chestnut fences along the beach help sand to build up more quickly. It’s this combination of plants and fences that prevents the dunes from moving and burying the village. There is plenty of wildlife and vegetation to see, including the brown-tail moth caterpillar, skylarks, sea spurge and the lethal berries of the black nightshade. The tide was full for this visit, running right up against the dunes.
Sally’s appreciation of the freedom and so much more, offered by the beach.
High tide at Camber Sands, on a bright winter afternoon.