Annan Beach

Annan Beach - Dumfries and Galloway
© Les Hull and licensed for reuse under this Licence

To the south of the town of Annan, there is a large salt marsh at the mouth of the channel of the Rivers Esk and Eden, which acts as a haven for wildlife, particularly bird life. West of the mouth of the River Annan, a shingle beach runs along to Powfoot, offering visitors a good chance to stretch the legs whilst enjoying views over the marsh and its wildlife. This rural beach is backed mostly by fields.

Parking is available along the end of the country road leading on from Waterfoot Road in Annan. To the west of the River Annan, south of the Hamlet of Newbie, further parking with direct access to the shingle beach can be found.

The town of Annan has a railway station with direct services to Carlisle and Glasgow. It also offers many shops, restaurants, places to stay, and a museum.

The 53-mile-long Annandale Way walking route passes through the town.

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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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Shop
  • Pub nearby

Nearest town



DG12 6SB

OS grid ref.

NY 2059 6444


Limited parking available

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Annan Beach Reviews

Dog friendly

Aug 20th 2019

Quiet beach apart from birds sea and wind.
In other words Great for the soul

Quick sand

Feb 05th 2020

There is a sign up saying it’s dangerous to walk on the sand due to quick sand


Mar 06th 2021

Very good 10/10 recommend on a sunny day, have a wee sesh just remember to clean up cuz it’s dutty down there bring wellies as well