Camber Sands is situated to the east of the county. It is a popular sandy beach, with picturesque dunes and interesting wildlife. The village of Camber is very close to the beach. The dunes are formed from the sand that is blown inland which builds up around plants, debris and fences. 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. The combination of plants and fences at Camber prevent the dunes from moving and burying the village.