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
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round
- Good fishing
OS grid ref.
NO 6929 5162
Free parking is available next to the beach. No disabled spaces.
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Lunan Bay Reviews
Absolutely beautiful beach and spotlessly clean.
But no toilets - advised by cafe proprietor that the nearest one is five miles away in Montrose Tesco
Lunan bay (paradise found)
While staying at a caravan site in Arbroath was told not to forget to visit Lunan Bay, Montrose. This was about 10 years ago but still remember it to be the most beautiful outdoor space absolutely spotless and very beautiful. We were indeed glad we visited. Fond memories.