Beaches in Ellon, Grampian

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The beach guide has 4 beaches listed in and around the town of Ellon. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Newburgh Beach (5.1 miles)

    Newburgh © Martyn Gorman | BY-SA

    Newburgh Beach, twenty minutes' drive north of Aberdeen, is one of the best places in the United Kingdom for spotting marine wildlife. Along the sandy estuary of the River Ythan, there is a large colony of around 400 seals, which make the shoreline their home, and can safely be observed from the opposite bank. Children…

  • Hackley Bay (5 miles)

    Hackley Bay © Oliver Dixon | BY-SA

    This wide sandy crescent of golden sand, flanked by high cliffs, could well be the prettiest bay on the Aberdeenshire coast. To the rear of the beach are sand dunes and more gently sloping cliffs.

    Set within the Forvie National Nature Reserve, Hackley Bay is very much unspoilt and qualifies as both a Special Area of…

  • Balmedie Country Park Beach (7.8 miles)

    Balmedie Country Park © Anne Burgess | BY-SA

    At Balmedie Country Park, the flat, sandy beach stretches for miles along the coastline. Behind the beach is a truly extensive sand dune system stretching for around 14 miles, from Aberdeen in the south up to the mouth of the River Ythan near the town of Newburgh, making it the 5th largest sand dune system…

  • Collieston Beach (5.4 miles)

    Collieston © Colin Smith | BY-SA

    Collieston is a small, sandy beach, sitting inside a quaint fishing harbour. The beach developed after breakwaters were introduced to the harbour in the 19th century. This resulted in a build-up of sediment and the creation of Collieston Beach. Sitting inside a natural harbour, and protected by the harbour wall, the beach is very sheltered…

Ellon beaches map

Map featuring Ellon beaches. Click on pins to view beach details