Balmedie beach

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available Scottish Coastal Path Dog friendly Beach cleaned weekly Seaside award Rural status

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 here, with plenty of parking and a kiosk serving ice creams and drinks.

Summer season photo gallery


What the beach means to Kasia and Daniel.

Aikenshill House


A view from the dunes.

Season: spring

This is one of Scotland’s longest beaches, stretching fourteen miles north from the mouth of the River Don in Aberdeen.  Access to the beach is easiest about eight miles north of Aberdeen, where there’s a handy car park, picnic area and play park.  Balmedie beach is flat and sandy, with dunes to the rear of the beach.  It holds a Seaside Award and is family friendly, a haven for wildlife and a great tonic away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Spring season photo gallery


One of many beaches for Mhairi and Iain.

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