Beaches in Banff, Grampian

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The beach guide has 5 beaches listed in and around the town of Banff. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Banff Bridge Beach (0.6 miles)

    Banff Bridge © Stephen Mckay | BY-SA

    Banff Bridge is a sand and shingle beach at the mouth of the River Deveron, which separates the towns of Banff and Macduff. The river used to be known for its unpredictability, although it was finally tamed when a bridge was completed in the year 1779, sitting just behind the beach at the mouth of…

  • Inverboyndie Beach (0.9 miles)

    Inverboyndie © Colin Park | BY-SA

    Inverboyndie is a long, sandy beach to the east of the town of Banff, from where it can easily be reached on the coast path. The beach is popular with walkers and swimmers, and is regarded as one of the best surfing beaches in north-eastern Scotland. Behind the small rocky slope which backs the beach…

  • Sandend Bay (8 miles)

    Sandend Bay © Astrid Horn | BY-SA

    Sandend is a small fishing village on the Moray Coast, about one and a half hours’ drive from Aberdeen. The picturesque beach here slopes gently into the sea and is popular with families or anyone looking for a beautiful spot to play in the sand, hunt for shells or simply to get away from the…

  • Cullykhan Beach (9.5 miles)

    Cullykhan Beach © Jthomas | BY-SA

    This pretty little sandy beach is nestled between high cliffs. Along with its east-facing aspect it is generally pretty sheltered from the wind and waves.

    Overlooking the beach is Fort Fiddes, an ancient Pictish fort whist a little further around the coast is Hell's Lum, a collapsed sea cave.

  • Sunnyside Beach (9.5 miles)

    Sunnyside Beach © Alan O'dowd | BY-SA

    Located between Cullen and Findlater Castle, Sunnyside beach is very much the definition of a hidden gem. A beautiful stretch of fine, pristine sand dotted with rocks and flanked by grassy cliffs.

    Sunnyside beach is a little off the beaten track and you'll have to walk for at least ten minutes along the coast path…

Banff beaches map

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