Newburgh beach

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available Scottish Coastal Path Forvie National Nature Reserve SSSI Dog friendly

Season: summer

What a difference a season makes.  The wild easterly winds of March were replaced for this summer visit by the sight of seals basking in the warm, bright sunshine under blue skies.  The texture of the soft beach sand here was being recorded by art student Nathan, whom I interviewed.  There’s a fine, flat walk here through bushes and grassland to the estuary of the River Ythan, where you can look across the entrance to the seals and across to the Sands of Forvie.  This side of the Ythan estuary is now protected for their benefit.

Summer visit photo gallery


Different sand on different beaches.

Perkhill Holiday Cottages


At Newburgh beach on the River Ythan estuary.

Season: spring

Located next to a golf course below the village of Newburgh, the beach is best accessed via a delightful walk along the banks of the River Ythan estuary, where it’s situated on the southern side, opposite the Sands of Forvie.  Eider ducks and seals can be seen at close quarters, as well as terns and oystercatchers.  The beach is backed by an established dune system.

Spring season photo gallery


An ever changing scene, yet part of a routine.

One thought on “Newburgh beach

  1. Pippa

    Newburgh beach is easily accessible, with safe off road parking for dogs and children alike.  After a short walk through the sand dunes, you reach the estuary of the river Ythan and what a fantastic view that is!  You are greeted by flocks of wading birds and eider ducks calling to each other, mixed in with the barks of the seals basking on the banks of the river.  A ten minute walk takes you to the shore and all stresses and worries are swept away by the clean sea air.  I usually then walk back through the impressive sand dunes, climbing to the top to wonder at the unspoilt view of Newburgh beach.  Highly recommended to one and all!


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