Peffersands Beach

Peffersands Beach - Lothian
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Peffersands is a sandy beach with plenty of rocks to the north of the mouth of the River Tyne. It is in a remote location, which means it is quiet and undeveloped.
The beach is backed by sand dunes and the John Muir country park. There are a choice of nature reserves in the area, including St Baldred’s Cradle which sits at the southern end of the beach and offers excellent views out onto the Firth of Forth. This all makes for a very tranquil place to go for a walk and watch the birdlife along the shore.

The beach is reached by turning down Limetree Walk from the A198. There are spaces for parking cars at the end of the road, from where there is a walking track that eventually leads to the beach. There are no facilities at this remote location.

The nearest town is Dunbar, about 2 miles away.

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)

Lothian dog friendly beaches »

Nearest town

East Linton


EH42 1XP

OS grid ref.

NT 6221 8242


Limited parking

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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