Port Seton beach is the harbour end of the long Seton Sands beach. As you get close to the harbour the beach becomes more rocky/shingle. Great for exploring rockpools. Facilities read more
East Lothian is in Scotland and is on the border of Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders and Midlothian. This area is also known as the 'Garden of Scotland' and is said to be the sunniest are of Scotland.
This county has over forty miles of stunning coastline with long, golden beaches, towering cliffs and gentle countryside. Combine that with popular tourist attractions that win awards and the best links golf courses and you have the most superb spot for a perfect holiday! There are wonderful places to explore like Tantallon Castle - a fortress clinging to the cliffs - or the quaint villages where art galleries and museums abound among the theatres, gift shops and restaurants. John Muir Way is a long coastal walk that stretches from East Lothian to Dunbar and offers breathtaking views and great countryside to enjoy on the way.
The food is a culinary delight and you'll find seafood specialities in the cafes and delicatessens as well as in the pubs and restaurants. The farmers markets are a good opportunity for tasting sessions as are the many food festivals hosted throughout the year like the Slow Food Festival in North Berwick. If you enjoy whisky, head to the five star Glenkinchie Distillery for a wee dram! To the east lie historical buildings and ruins dating back thousands of years including the hunter gatherer house from 8300 BC! Newer ruins include the amazing hill forts of Traprain Law and many castles like Tantallon and Hailes Castle. Battle sites here are clearly seen and remain largely intact.
Beaches in the area are remarkably unspoilt and yield up rich treasures like nature reserves, birdlife, great walks, clean sands, dunes, watersports, rockpools, BBQ sites, woodland and grassland to explore.
If you're a wildlife enthusiast you'll enjoy the hares, frogs and birdlife that herald Spring in the area whilst Summer brings good Bass shoals, loads of butterflies, orchids, badgers, hedgehogs, bats and dragonflies and the rock pools are flooded with marine life too. Winter brings the stoats and weevils, geese and ducks and if you're lucky, the odd deer!
Enviably situated in the heart of the picturesque East Lothian countryside in the grounds of a former Scottish country estate Thurston Manor offers the perfect base to explore this beautiful read more
Glorious unspoilt beaches picturesque rolling countryside and a host of fun activities await you at Seton Sands. Superbly located just 30 minutes’ drive from historic Edinburgh this is a perfect read more
Hoseasons Pease Bay Holiday Park boasts a truly stunning setting with direct beach access Pease Bay unites peace tranquility and an idyllic location with a host of fun family facilities. read more
Hoseasons Belhaven Bay nestles in a sheltered location in the John Muir Country Park on the beautiful East Lothian coastline this peaceful park sits between historic Dunbar and the sea. read more
With free parking, a luxury spa and award-winning restaurant, Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa has views across the Firth of Forth. Overlooking North Berwick Golf Club, the grand building has read more
Nestled in a picturesque village and just a 30-minute drive from Edinburgh, this family-run 16th-century hotel offers 2 AA Rosette fine dining, free Wi-Fi and free parking.
With uninterrupted views of the Firth of Forth, Bayswell Park Hotel & Spa boasts a restaurant with sea views, free parking, and free WiFi throughout.
In the heart of Dunbar, Dunmuir Hotel is just 50 metres from the sandy Dunbar Beach. The traditional hotel offers home-cooked food, free WiFi and a bar.
This 15th-century castle dates back to Mary, Queen of Scots, and is set in 35 acres of stunning parkland. Edinburgh city centre is 8 miles from Carberry Tower Mansion House read more
Greywalls Hotel is situated on the edge of Muirfield’s championship golf course, on the 9th and 18th holes. There are ample gardens, tennis courts and free Wi-Fi.
Set in the heart of East Lothian’s famous golf courses, Craigielaw offers rooms with views of the courtyard or the coastline with free parking on site.