The Beach Guide

Fraserburgh Waters of Philorth Beach

Fraserburgh Waters of Philorth Beach - Grampian

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This popular beach is located at the opposite end of a long sandy stretch to Fraserburgh town.

The Waters of Philorth is named after the nature reserve that runs along the back of the beach. This is a rare estuarine environment which attracts a variety of waders, wildfowl and seabirds. There is also an extensive dune system that extends across Fraserburgh Bay.

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Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed and dog bins are provided.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Childrens play area

    Nearest town



    AB43 8TP

    OS grid ref.

    NK 0220 6509

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    Fraserburgh Waters of Philorth Beach Reviews

    Stunning Walk

    John Grant
    May 16th 2019

    This is a stunning walk. Lots of wildlife and sand dunes that seem to go on for miles. A great place for a quiet peaceful walk or exercising the dog.


    May 15th 2019

    You will find it hard to find a more beautiful beach in the country

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