Top 10 Aberdeenshire Beaches

Here are The UK Beach Guides top 10 Aberdeenshire beaches. Our rating is based on two factors, the first is the amount each page is viewed and the second is any reviews submitted. These counts get reset at the start of each month.

1. Lunan Bay Beach, Montrose

Lunan Bay Beach.Lunan Bay beach, a 1 mile stretch of sand with dunes separated in the middle by Lunan waters. The beach is popular with surfers, horseriders and fishing....

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2. Banff Bay Beach, Banff

Banff Bay Beach.The towns of Banff and Macduff lie opposite each other with Banff Bay separating them and the estuary of the River Deveron. The beach is shingle and rocks with sand as the tide goes out, located ne...

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3. Boyndie Bay - Inverboyndie Beach, Banff

Boyndie Bay - Inverboyndie Beach.Boyndie Bay or Inverboyndie beach - we have no details yet. If you know this beach then please get in touch....

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4. Sandend Bay Beach, Portsoy

Sandend Bay Beach.Sandend Bay is a nice sandy bay by the small fishing village of Sandend. The beach is sandy with some pebbles and is popular with families and surfers....

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5. Balmedie Country Park Beach, Aberdeen

Balmedie Country Park Beach.Balmedia Country Park Beach is a 16 kilometer sandy beach near Aberdeen where water sports like kite surfing and swimming are po...

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6. Fraserburgh Beach, Fraserburgh

Fraserburgh Beach.Fraserburgh (Philorth) beach is sand. Popular with families and notable for the impressive dunes. Popular with surfers and divers....

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7. Peterhead Lido Beach, Peterhead

Peterhead Lido Beach.Peterhead Lido Beach is the most sheltered of Aberdeenshire’s many sandy beaches as it is inside the inner harbour...

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8. Aberdeen Beach, Aberdeen

Aberdeen Beach.The beach itself is famous for its golden sand and its long curved length between the harbour (Footdee) and the River Don's mouth. The beach suffers from erosion of the sand so there are di...

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9. Cruden Bay Beach, Peterhead

Cruden Bay Beach.Cruden Bay Beach is sandy and has a lot of room as it's a very long beach with the ruins of Slains Castles at the top giving you a good walk if you're tired of sunbathing! There is a golf c...

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10. Inverbervie Beach, Montrose

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Aberdeenshire has over 200km of coastline with beaches. The area is known for its rugged coastline, mysterious glens and still loch waters bordered by the majestic mountains of Cairngorms National Park. Hiking is good here with many trails to choose from as you escape the hustle of the city to meander through the villages and ancient towns. If you crave adventure, this is the place for you.

The coast starts within the city! The beach is about a mile long and has white sands dotted with beachside cafes and frequented by surfers and city slickers. There's a fantastic Maritime Museum in Footdee (Pronounced Fittie), a lovely old village perched on the beach! As you move along the coast you'll discover quaint harbour towns like Stonehaven with the ruins of Dunnottar Castle standing guard above the harbour, tasty seafood to satisfy your appetite after all that sea air and some great, friendly pubs!

The Moray Firth is home to the bottle nosed dolphins, seals and porpoise and there are eight nature reserves along the coastal trail where you can see puffin, osprey, guillemot and plovers as well!

The Coastal Trail (click for map) takes you along a truly picturesque path full of cliffs, coves, beaches, villages and sandy bays as you walk through the reserves or follow the coast through some of the most unspoilt parts of the United Kingdom.


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