Broomhill Sands

Broomhill Sands - East Sussex
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Just east of Camber Sands is the lesser known Broomhill. Whilst it may not be nestled amongst the sand dunes in quite the way as its neighbour Broomhill is still one of the best beaches around.

There aren’t much in the way of facilities at Broomhill but there is an ice cream van during the summer months.

At low tide the beach here is very flat and sandy expanse with the sea seemingly miles away. This makes it ideal for activities that require plenty of space such as sand-buggies. When the wind isn’t up it’s a perfect spot for a paddle.

Broomhill is also one of the most popular kitesurfing destinations on the coast. Even if you aren’t experienced you can get lessons and hire equipment from the Kitesurf Centre here.

This eastern end of the beach is also known as Jury’s Gap which is believed to be rooted in medieval times and was originally Jew’s Gate. At the time Jewish merchants from Rye and Winchelsea used the beach to land goods. Whether this was to avoid duties or because they were forbidden to do so at the nearby ports is not known.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

May to September: dogs on a lead are allowed in marked zones. October to April: dogs are allowed onto all areas of the beach under close control.

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  • Kite surfing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Promenade

Nearest town



TN31 7SD

OS grid ref.

TQ 9802 1825


There is a pay car park

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Broomhill Sands Reviews

Stunning Beach

Aug 28th 2023

This is a stunning sandy beach, car park is just minute away. Perfect place for family day outing. Easy access for pushchair users. Only drawback is the toilet, there is no toilet in the car park, nearest toilet located in Western way Entrance


Aug 11th 2023

Amazing lovely quite beach free parking. Only downhill is there is no toilets. Toilets at a 10min walk.