Car Parks and Visiting Beaches: Advice from Rother District Council

Car parks

We stopped charging in our car parks during the height of the pandemic to reduce the risk of infection from use of the parking machines and to allow free and easy parking for key workers and families who were isolating at home. With Government restrictions now relaxed and allowing greater freedom of movement for exercise we will begin charging in our car parks from Monday 18 May.

The exception to this is Camber where we will only open Camber Central car park to allow local people to visit the area and park safely.


Don’t flock to our beaches, visitors warned

We are urging visitors not to travel to our beaches for days out following the changes to Government guidance.
With people now allowed to travel for exercise, we are concerned that an influx of people to Camber and Bexhill beaches could put the district’s residents and visitors themselves at risk.

As well high numbers of people flocking to the coast making social distancing impossible, there will be no lifeguard service at either beach until later in the season due to the RNLI being unable to roll out their normal seasonal lifeguard service.
We will continue to put contingencies in place to manage an increase of visitors to our beaches and are working with Sussex Police to ensure we can do everything in our power to protect local residents and local visitors.

Rother District Council