South Scotland Beaches You Have To Visit This Year!

South Scotland Beaches You Have To Visit This Year!
12 months ago

There are over 100 beaches to explore in the South of Scotland alone, so with this in mind, we wanted to bring a few to your attention that you can consider visiting this year!

So, whether you’re a resident of the Scottish lands or you’re planning a staycation to Scotland in the near future – to either a cabin or a static caravan, or you’re about to sign on the dotted line to buy one of the many caravans for sale – here are a few beaches you could be exploring before the year is out.

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Yellowcraig Beach

Sometimes referred to as ‘Broad Sands Bay’, Yellowcraig is a sandy beach that’s surrounded by grasslands and forest, and is highly popular with families.

There’s a pirate-themed adventure play area to be explored by little ones, a network of pathways for running or walking through the surrounding woodlands and grasses, a BBQ area (needs to be booked ahead of visit) and a dog walking area away from the beach.

You can either bring a picnic with you or stroll to the nearby town of Dirleton where there are shops, pubs and restaurants available.

Beach Type: Sandy

Lifeguard Service: No

Dog Friendly: Yes – Dogs are welcome all year round, and bins are provided so remember your poo bags!

Parking: Yes

Postcode: EH39 5DS

Lunan Bay

A mile-long stretch of luscious sandy beach, Lunan Bay is known for being one the best beaches in Angus – and we highly recommend visiting!

This is great if you’re looking for a beach that’s in a secluded, picturesque, rural town. You can explore a cave and admire a nature-built arch, whilst also having the option to picnic on a sand dune.

Not only is it home to a cave, nature-built arch and sand dunes, but Lunan Bay is also a popular place for those who love swimming and other water sports. You may even spot some horse riders too!

Beach Type: Sandy

Lifeguard Service: No

Dog Friendly: Yes – Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round

Parking: Yes – Free parking is available next to the beach, however, there are currently no disabled spaces

Postcode: DD11 5ST

Gullane Beach

For a town that’s best known for its golf courses, it’s also home to a breathtakingly beautiful sandy beach, where on a clear day, you can see Firth of Forth.

For those who know about Gullane Beach, it’s a popular spot for many who love to windsurf and do kite flying, as well as sand castle building and family picnics.

If you follow the path behind the beach, you’ll also stumble upon some sand dunes!

Beach Type: Sandy

Lifeguard Service: No

Dog Friendly: Yes – Dogs are allowed all year round

Parking: Yes

Postcode: EH31 2BE

Now you know about three of South Scotland’s stunning beaches, will you be visiting any of them this year? Has it enticed you to book a family staycation to Scotland? Or for those who live a little closer to the beaches, has it spurred you on for a walk along the beach?

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