As the tide fell away at West Bay, the harbour and boats seemed closer to the terrace of houses, located at the back of the beach. The beach was full of relaxing visitors, enjoying the blue sky, warm weather and all that North Berwick in the summer season has to offer. Like Cromer in Norfolk, the town and the beach are in close harmony here. Festival bunting lined the streets, an accordion was being played outside and seasonal shops had sprung open again since my winter visit. There’s a rich cultural identity here, two examples being Fringe by the Sea and the popular East Lothian Yacht Club.
How the beach informs Jane’s rhythm of live, living next to this beach. Here’s a link to the not-for-profit lobster hatchery that she is helping to develop.
Summer in North Berwick.
This is the main town beach for North Berwick, nearest to the railway station. A wide arc of sand lines North Berwick’s bays and this beach is popular with families, dog walkers and swimmers alike. All amenities are at hand and you can visit the lifeboat house and Sea Bird Centre easily from here, as it sits between the two bays. This beach is clean, expansive and attractive, set conveniently in front of the town itself.
Islands and the mainland – the beach to Iain.
What the beach means to Elizabeth.
The fine arc of West Bay in North Berwick.