The Beach Guide

Fraserburgh Beach

Fraserburgh Beach - Grampian

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Fraserburgh is a long, golden, sandy beach starting at the south-eastern end of the town and stretching along the Aberdeenshire coastline to the point where the Moray Firth meets the North Sea.
The beach's proximity to all the facilities and fine golden sand make it a popular spot for families and there is usually plenty of room for everyone.

There is a substantial sand dune system behind the beach which includes a salt marsh and reed beds and is a haven for wildlife, including many species of wading birds. Lucky visitors might even spot dolphins or whales in the surf.

At the north-western end of the beach there are plenty of facilities for visitors including a car park, a children's play area, a seashore centre, toilets, and changing rooms. The beach is accessed down a short flight of steps.

There are many more facilities, including eateries, places to stay, and a lighthouse museum in the centre of Fraserburgh, just a few hundred meters north of the beach. Most of the tourist facilities are near the harbour, which is still the largest working shellfish port in Europe.

Fraserburgh Golf Club is located behind the sand dunes that back the beach.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed and dog bins are provided.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Childrens play area

    Nearest town



    AB43 8UE

    OS grid ref.

    NK 0005 6607

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Green Coast AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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