First Travel Since Lockdown: Camber Sands

28 June, 2020

From London to East Sussex, a peaceful journey to one of England’s sand dune beaches.

The UK entered phase 2 of lockdown on June 1, 2020 as all five key tests as set out by the government were met. This step allowed the citizens to have social contact and meet people outside of their household in groups of six at a two-metre distance. 

TheTravelXS seized this opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful and calming beaches near London, Camber Sands.

Created on Google Maps by Samaksh Kalra


This was our first travel after lockdown while keeping the social distancing measures in place and ensuring that our faces are covered with masks. 


We went to Camber Sands, Rye, East Sussex. 

Camber Sands.

Media from Wix.


We booked our tickets for June 26, 2020.


TheTravelXS’ founder and CEO, Samaksh Raghav Kalra went there with one of his colleagues and another fellow student of MA Multimedia Journalism, Devyn Molina.

WHY Camber Sands?

Camber Sands is one of the very few beaches which is less than two hours away from London. This particular beach is often less crowded than the other well-renowned beaches like Seven Sisters or Kent. Also, a dog-friendly beach, you will find many four-legged friends having a good time there. 

We went there to create a musical travelogue to help people get out of their mental stress and the bubble of negativity that has formed with the worldwide lockdown. Traveling helps significantly to deal with anxiety and mental stress and this was our way of helping our readers feel better with engaging visual content.


Ticket purchased from King’s Cross St. Pancras International Station.

Photographed by Samaksh Kalra

Board a train (southeastern towards Dover Priory) from King’s Cross St. Pancras International to Ashford International. Switch trains from Ashford International to reach Rye station. (southeastern towards Eastbourne)

Exit the station and walk straight towards railway station Bus stop (B) {The Wave 102 towards Lydd} Get off at Pontins station. 

The journey from point A (King’s Cross) to C (Camber Sands) should be completed in approximately one hour and 30 minutes.


MUSIC: Anemone by Slenderbodies

SHOT ON: GoPro 8 Hero