“Discover 165 continuous miles of dramatic clifftops, enchanting coves, paradise beaches, charming towns and marvellous wildlife on the Aberdeenshire Coastal Trail.
This four day itinerary features just a few of the great attractions you can visit on Scotland’s beautiful north-east coast. Download the Aberdeenshire Coastal Trail leaflet to find all the amazing things there are to see and do along the trail. Why not explore some of Aberdeen’s top-rated hidden gems along the way?
Day 1: St Cyrus and Stonehaven
Day 2: Balmedie, Cruden Bay and Rattray
Day 3: Crimond, Fraserburgh and Macduff
Day 4: Macduff, Banff and Portsoy
For further details, go to the VisitScotland website”VisitScotland
Balmedie Beach and Country Park is situated 8 miles north of the Aberdeen. The long and wide beach is bordered by an extensive dune system that stretches 14 miles from Aberdeen to just north of the Ythan Estuary at Newburgh.
“Balmedie Beach and Country Park has a long stretch of beautiful sandy beach behind which are sand dunes, great and small, to explore. A total of 1700 metres of boardwalk assist visitor access through the dunes.
The park is within part of a dune system that stretches 14 miles from Aberdeen, to just north of the mouth of the River Ythan at Newburgh.
The beach is sandy and over the years has won a number of awards, including a seaside award in 2006 and 2007.
At the back of the beach is a substantial area of sand dunes, where the principal vegetation is marram grass, but also contains a range of other plants at home in this type of environment.
Two watercourses make their way to the sea within the area covered by the park, creating ribbons of wetland vegetation along their course.
On the landward side of the dunes is an area of stable grassland, where the car parks and picnic benches are situated.”VisitAberdeenshire
The following article is an excellent guide to the the sights and tourist experiences of Aberdeen, and is useful for first time visitors (and returners). The Scotland Traveloholic website, which has many great articles, can be found here.
“Scotland is undoubtedly a country full of beautiful cities, interesting architecture, stunning nature and fantastic people. Each of Scotland’s cities has something beautiful, and I believe that it’s worth writing about them and getting the wider public familiar with these wonderful places. After my recent visit to Aberdeen, I decided to finally make a comprehensive guide to Aberdeen to inspire others to discover it’s unique beauty and charm.”Please read more of this useful and informative guide to visiting Aberdeen by clicking on this link