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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
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    • Childrens play area

    Nearest town



    AB43 8TP

    OS grid ref.

    NK 0220 6509

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