Cullykhan beach

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Season: summer

Approached by steep steps, this stunning beach has sheer cliffs to either side.  On one side you can walk through a rock tunnel to the next cove, its entrance framing a bright sky on this occasion.  Bright sunshine towards the late afternoon cast a soporific air on proceedings and it was a pleasure on the receding tide to explore the surface rocks and their rock pools.

Summer visit photo gallery


What the beach means to Gordon.


A study in materials and their value.


Looking back at Cullykhan beach.

Season: spring

The sandy cove at Cullykhan Bay shelters the beach from the prevailing south westerly winds, making this an idyllic visitor location.  It’s overlooked by Castle Point, the site of the ancient Fort Fiddes.  From the beach, there’s an excellent aspect towards Pennan and Hell’s Lum, the remains of a collapsed sea cave.  The Moray Firth is home to hundreds of thousands of seabirds, including puffins, fulmars, shags, kittiwakes, guillemots and razorbills, many of which can be enjoyed here.

Spring season photo gallery


The natural beauty of Cullykhan beach in the late afternoon.

One thought on “Cullykhan beach

  1. Heather

    How well I remember clambering over those rocks as a child! And sneaking into the crevice after leaping over the ‘yawning chasm’ into which waves rushed forward and sucked back, feeling as though we risked our lives to get there! And the other side, opening up into a massive cave, after we made our way inbetween the opening. The stuff of fairytales, and we did it every summer as we visited our granny in Peterhead!


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