CHILDREN were stuck on school buses as beachgoers swarmed to a beauty spot yesterday, an MP said.

Hastings MP Sally-Ann Hart said police were unable to drive to Camber Sands beach near Rye because of gridlocked traffic yesterday.

Today police closed a road leading to the beach to ensure emergency services were not stranded again.

"I am horrified by the images coming out of Camber over the last few days," Ms Hart wrote on Facebook.

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"We have already seen packed sand dunes, inconsiderate parking and disrespectful behaviour over the last few months, but this is all growing in intensity in recent days.

"At points yesterday we had children stuck on school buses, residents taking nearly two hours to travel from Rye to Camber and traffic so gridlocked the police were unable to reach Camber to sort the situation out.

"People visiting our area need to understand that whilst enjoying our coastline they must show decency and respect to local people. That was evidently lacking yesterday.

"Camber is wonderful place to visit and enjoy, but not at any cost, and local residents and businesses must come first."

Temperatures reached 31C in Rye today according to the Met Office.

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