The Beach Guide

Pease Bay

Pease Bay - Scottish Borders

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Less than an hour's drive from Edinburgh, Pease Bay has a beautiful sandy beach, flanked by sandstone cliffs and rocky outcrops. The location is stunning, and the presence of an award-winning holiday park immediately adjacent to the beach makes this a popular destination for families. The beaches exposed position also makes this a top destination for surfers.

There are a variety of walks in the area, and Pease Dean Wildlife Reserve, a short walk from the beach offers footpaths leading through ancient woodland. The reserve is home to a variety of plant and animal life including plenty of wildflowers, bats and roe deer.

The small village of Cockburnspath, a short distance from the beach has a village shop. For a wider choice of shops, eateries and pubs, Dunbar is a short drive up the coast.

Type of beach

Sand & rock

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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Nearest town



TD13 5YP

OS grid ref.

NT 7936 7109

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended