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Monifieth is a long, sandy beach looking out over the Firth of Tay, with views across towards the southern side. The beach has a number of sea defences, with wooden groynes becoming exposed at low tide. A number of rocks are also exposed, providing an opportunity to explore the pools around them them for signs of wildlife.
The western end of the beach is backed by a caravan park and fields, and is an excellent place to go walking, or bird watching, as the area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the large population of water birds and wildfowl to be found here.
A walking and cycle path passes the beach, which stretches from Dundee to the east to Arbroath to the west. However, the eastern end of the beach is part of a military training area and is off-limits to the general public.
Parking can be found along Marine Drive, a short walk from the beach, next to a small park with an excellent child’s play area and Skate Park. Visitors will also find toilets here, as well as many picnic benches offering excellent views across the Firth of Tay. Further facilities can be found in the centre of Monifieth, just a few hundred meters away, including shops, restaurants, and a railway station offering regular services to Dundee.
Golf is a popular pastime in Monifieth, with Monifieth Golf Links located just to the north of the beach.