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Scotland's East & South East Coast

Discover Scotland's South & South East coast on holiday or on your doorstep


The Moray Firth (.pdf)
(Scottish Natural Heritage)

East Lothian’s geoheritage
(British Geological Survey)


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Aberdeenshire Coastal Trail
Visit Scotland presents this information along with Nature Reserves along the route, leaflet downloads links and more...

Aberdeenshire & Banffshire Coast
The Banffshire coast is one of the world’s “outstanding coastlines” according to National Geographic...

The Moray Coast Trail
Details of the route at WalkHighlands, with a general overview and stage by stage details.

The Moray Coast Trail - MorayWays
Detailing the full route with use of maps for stages and useful information and links.

Moray Firth Dolphins
Watching the Moray Firth Dolphins is a popular holiday activity. Here you can find some good places to see them and the best time to go...

Moray Firth - Special Areas of Conservation
Information at The Joint Nature Conservation Committee.

Marine Life Angus
The Angus coastline is a wildlife watching secret and is home to a wide range of coastal and marine habitats and species...

Angus Coastal Route - Road Trip
Curving gracefully along the east coast, the Angus Coastal Route links the cities of Dundee and Aberdeen...

Beaches and Harbours - VisitAngus
There are miles of unspoiled beaches stretching along the coast of Angus from Monifieth to Montrose...

Fife Coast & Countryside Trust
We manage many sites and paths throughout the Kingdom including the Fife Coastal Path and the Lomond Hills Regional Park...

Things to do in Fife - Coast
Coast Fife has a stunning coastline and boasts the most Scottish Beach Award locations...

The Fife Coastal Path
Information at WalkHighlands with the route detailed in sections.

Best beaches in Fife
List of the top 10 beaches in Fife as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website...

East Lothian Beaches
Visit East Lothian presents brief descriptions of the beaches on the East Lothian coast.

The coast of East Lothian
Information at including links to further details of beaches, cliffs, dune systems and more...

Best beaches in Lothian
List of the top 10 beaches in Lothian as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website...

Best beaches in Scottish Borders
List of the top 10 beaches in Scottish Borders as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website...

Berwickshire Coastal Path
The Borders Council presents an overview and downloadable details of the path.

Berwickshire Coastal Path - WalkHighlands
The route takes in some dramatic clifftop scenery complete with arches, stacks and crumbling castles...

Sponsored Listings

The National Trust for Scotland
A vital conservation charity protecting Scotland's coast, wilderness, wildlife and countryside for the good of all. Funded largely by donations, membership is very affordable, comes with a raft of benefits and supports their work.

CoolStays on Scotland's East Coast

A couple of interesting rentals - Catchpenny Safari Lodges; Idyllic lodges with sea view decks situated on the Fife Coastal Path. Or Treescape; An architectural gem in 7 acres of private forest by the coast.

Seton Sands - Haven Holidays

Suitable for camping & touring or self-catering in chalets and lodges. Explore sweeping landscapes and sandy beaches by day and relax at night with all amenities on site.

Latest News

From Scottish Natural Heritage

  • Most of Scotland's National Nature Reserves open but visitor facilities closed

    As a result of the latest advice on the Coronavirus pandemic from the UK and Scottish Governments, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has closed public facilities, including visitor centres and toilets, on its National Nature Reserves across Scotland for the health and safety of both staff and visitors.

  • Call for music inspired by Scotland’s nature

    A new national contest is being launched today (1 March), calling on musicians of all genres – whether rock, rap, folk, classical or anything in between – to show their love of nature by writing music inspired by the coasts and waters of Scotland’s beautiful nature reserves.

  • Gairm airson ceòl stèidhichte air nàdar na h-Alba

    Tha co-fharpais nàiseanta ùr ga foillseachadh an-diugh (1 Màrt), a’ tha sireadh luchd-ciùil a tha an sàs ann an gach seòrsa ciùil – eadar roc, rap, traidiseanta, clasaigeach is gach seòrsa eile – is ag iarraidh orra ceòl a sgrìobhadh stèidhichte air cladaichean is uisgeachan nan […]

  • Fishing bothies at St Cyrus reserve acquired for community use

    Two fishing bothies on St Cyrus nature reserve, which will hopefully be restored for community use, have been acquired by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) from the Esk District Salmon Fishery Board.

  • Seabird declines may be slowing

    The decline in Scotland’s breeding seabird numbers may be slowing down, a new report suggests.

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