It was the weekend at Balmedie. The beach was full of visitors and locals alike, 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.
What the beach means to Kasia and Daniel.
A view from the dunes.
This is one of Scotland’s longest beaches, stretching fourteen miles 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 from the hustle and bustle of the city.
One of many beaches for Mhairi and Iain.