Cowie Beach (Stonehaven)
Cowie is a mostly shingle beach at the northern end of the town of Stonehaven, offering excellent views over Stonehaven Bay and harbour, and the impressive rocky headlands to the south. The area is popular for water sports, fishing, and walking.
At the southern end, the beach is bounded by the mouth of Cowie Water and by rocky outcrops at the northern end. The beach is backed by a promenade, from where it can be accessed down a short flight of steps.
Facilities such as a café, shop, and a heated open air swimming pool can be found along the beachfront. Parking is also available along the promenade.
Further facilities can be found in the town centre of Stonehaven, a little less than half a mile to the south of the beach, including a large selection of shops, places to eat, and places to stay. It also boasts a museum, and a railway station with regular services to Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
No dog restrictions at any time of year
- Good fishing
- Town centre nearby
OS grid ref.
NO 8771 8648
Parking available close to the beach.
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Cowie Beach (Stonehaven) Reviews
StewartOct 02nd 2023
I haven’t visited Stonehaven for a awhile decided to have walk along the beach. I enjoyed the walk the views and the weather was lovely .There was lots of people enjoying there day but what I was really impressed with was how clean it was. There were plenty of bins and it was obvious people were using them. Thank you Stonehaven for my lovely day.