THOUSANDS of visitors are expected to flock to beaches across Sussex as temperatures soar today.

But Rother District Council has urged people visiting Camber Sands beach to act responsibly.

The village was inundated with visitors in June and there were reports that emergency services were not able to get access to the beach.

Cars were left blocking driveways in the area, and the road leading to the beauty spot was shut.

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This week the council says it is "ready" for a "busy couple of days".

It has told people that the emergency services, RNLI and council workers will be on hand to keep people safe, reunite lost children with their parents and keep a "watchful eye" on the water, known for strong rip tides.

The Argus: The scene at Camber Sands, Rye, yesterday afternoonPicture: Natalja Taylor

Five friends drowned at the beach in July 2016, despite all being competent swimmers, they got into difficulties with the strong sea currents.

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This week, Rother District Council says wristbands will be available for children to keep them safe.

The authority warned people to only swim between the flags and heed safety signs, and to be careful using barbecues and drinking alcohol.

People were told not to leave rubbish on the beach and not to park on grass verges or across people's drives.