Rosehearty Beach

Rosehearty Beach - Grampian
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Rosehearty is a small town about 5 miles west of Fraserburgh.  The north-facing beach here has stunning white sands and clear waters.  In sunny weather it can almost have a tropical feel.

The romantic ruins of Pittulie and Pitsligo castles lie behind the beach, which stretches in a crescent shape from the harbor to the west, to a cluster of rocky outcrops to the east.

Although there is no lifeguard, the beach is used for swimming, paddling and surfing and there are a number of good coastal walks in the area, with views out over the Moray Firth.
Cowrie shells have occasionally been found here.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets

Nearest town



AB43 7JQ

OS grid ref.

NJ 9345 6758


There is a car park adjacent to the beach.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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