Monthly Archives: April 2013

West Bexington beach

Season: spring Leisure fishermen were out in numbers on the beach at West Bexington.  The steep shingle bank amplified the sound of the pebbles as they turned in the tidal breakers.  There’s an unspoilt aura here and a handy walkway at the back of the beach, so the nature and bird life can be enjoyed […]

Weymouth beach

Season: spring A weekend by the beach at Weymouth in decent weather is guaranteed to bring the crowds out and that was the case for this seasonal visit.  The fine arc of the beach encourages promenading along the esplanade past the Victorian clock tower that stands out halfway along the walkway.  Concessions and entertainment are […]

Bay of Cruden

Season: spring Stretching in an arc from The Skares to Cruden Bay village, this two mile long beach has a timeless quality, due in part to the rocky cliffs that flank it.  There are golf courses nearby and it’s popular with day trippers, water sports enthusiasts and sea fishermen.  Best access is via the burn […]

Rosehearty beach

Season: spring Although it’s sandy, Rosehearty’s north-facing beach sits between the harbour and rocky terrain.  There’s a beach car park and water sports enthusiasts are frequent visitors.  The shipwrecks in this part of the Moray Firth also make Rosehearty a popular diving location.  The network of coastal footpaths hereabouts makes this a walkers’ paradise. Spring […]


Season: summer The popular beach and the esplanade at Aberdeen are close to the centre of the city.  Both of them stretch all the way from the mouth of the River Don to the harbour. The distinctive groynes that you’ll see running across the beach help to prevent the sand being eroded.  Behind the beach is […]

Lossiemouth East Beach

Season: spring East Beach at Lossiemouth has acres of golden sand.  Access is via a scenic foot bridge over the River Lossie.  The beach has a nearby esplanade and is backed by extensive sand dunes.  Like many beach towns and villages in North East Scotland, Lossiemouth is proud of its independently produced ice cream, which […]

Rattray Head beach

Season: spring Rattray Head and its lighthouse stand in front of the dunes and the Loch of Strathbeg, with its nature reserve.  This wild section of Aberdeenshire’s coast attracts walkers and nature lovers, who are drawn to the varied wildlife in the area.  The loch is a Special Protection Area, administered by the RSPB, forming […]

Beach Highlights

Below here are some filmed narrative answers to the manonabeach question, along with beach films that set the scene. You can use the Contact & Your Answers menu, just above here, to share your answer to… “What does the beach mean to you?” Click the Highlights menu just above here, to see and hear more. […]

Balmedie beach

Season: summer It was the weekend at Balmedie.  The beach was full of visitors and locals, enjoying a warm, bright day at the seaside.  The ebb tide left plenty of room for everyone and many families played in the extensive dunes behind the beach, with children running down their sandy flanks. There are good facilities […]