Rother is home to some of the most stunning coastline on the South Coast and generations of families have enjoyed days out and holidays here for many years.

These pages offer you a glimpse of what has appealed to so many people, young and old, and gives you all the information you need to make your stay an enjoyable and safe one.

Beach and sea conditions are constantly changing, follow these tips to stay safe at the beach:

  • Beware of fast incoming tides – check the tide times

  • Beware of sandbars – don’t get cut off by the tide

  • Always wear clothing designed for swimming – when wet, normal clothes can cause you to sink!

  • Beware of soft sand and mud exposed at low tide

  • Do not dig deep holes or tunnels in the sand

  • Beware or rocks and underwater obstructions

  • Stay away from groynes and outfall pipes

  • Weeverfish can sting, wear suitable footwear when paddling at low tide

  • Alcohol and swimming don’t mix

  • Safety signs are located along the foreshore, make sure you read the information and familiarise yourself with the environment.

If you are unsure about any of these warnings speak to our Coastal Officers and beach patrol team or the RNLI lifeguards will be able to advise.

Know your flags

Half red and half yellow flag

Swim, body board or use inflatables between the two red and yellow flags, this is where the lifeguards are.

Black and white chequered flag

Surf or kayak between the black and white chequered flags.

Red flag

Do not enter the water when the red flags are flying.

Orange flag or sock

Offshore winds will blow you out to sea – do not use inflatables when the orange flag or sock is flying.

Our lifeguarded beach is at Camber Sands. A seasonal lifeguard operates service from May to October at Camber Sands.

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