• Cullykhan Beach and Fort Fiddes

    This beautiful little bay has a fascinating variety of coloured stones which would interest any geologist. If you’re the kind of family that like whiling the hours away by launching stones into the water, then this is the place for you. Walking to the left of the beach itself, you can peak round the corner to have a lovely sea-level view of Pennan; and of course you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the village by climbing up the hill to Fort Fiddes, of great archaeological interest and site of an old Pictish Fort. There’s ample parking and a well-tended path to the water.

  • Fraserburgh Harbour and Beach

    Fraserburgh beach is stunning. But don’t just take our word for it: with a Green Coast Award and a Marine Conservation Society Recommendation (did we mention the dolphins?), this is one recognised, wonderful place to walk and stop and breathe in a touch of Scottish heaven.

  • Loch of Strathbeg

    We couldn’t say it better ourselves: “Britain's largest dune loch is a joy to visit any time of year. In winter, thousands of wild geese, swans and ducks fly in, including 20 per cent of the world's population of pink-footed geese – it's a sight you'll never forget.” In winter, take a trip to the Loch before sunrise – seeing the pink-footed geese taking off with the rising sun is nothing short of breath-taking.

  • New Aberdour Beach

    It’s not just the destination; the drive to New Aberdour Beach is fun too – winding country roads going up and down hill with a huge variety of roadside farms, wee hoosies and the kirk to enjoy on the way. This is a popular beach, with good reason. Shingle and sand, lots of space, some fascinating limestone caves to admire and explore, and a look out to that fabulous sky above the North Sea. Oh, with picnic benches and toilets too. What are you waiting for?