The Beach Guide

Lunan Bay

Lunan Bay - Tayside

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Lunan Bay is a mile-long sandy beach, with a reputation as one of the best in Angus. It is set in a secluded, pretty, rural location, with a cave and arch at the northern end, and is divided in two by Lunan Water, backed by sand dunes.

The beach is particularly popular for swimming as well as watersports, fishing, horse riding, and peaceful walks in a natural setting. It is also an excellent place to search for gemstones, and is overlooked by the historic ruins of Red Castle. A number of other historic sites and castles scatter the surrounding countryside, within walking distance of the beach.

Parking can be found behind the northern end of the beach, which is accessed via a path over the sand dunes. A cafe can also be found at the beach. The nearest town from the beach is Montrose, a few miles to the north, where further facilities such as shops, restaurants and places to stay can be found.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Bins are available and dogs are allowed. but there are no dog bins.

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Nearest town



DD11 5ST

OS grid ref.

NO 6929 5162

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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