What a difference a season makes. The wild easterly winds of March were replaced for this summer re-visit with seals that basked 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 through bushes and grassland to the estuary of the River Ythan, where you can look across the entrance to the seals and the Sands of Forvie. This side of the Ythan estuary is now protected for their benefit.
Different sand on different beaches.
At Newburgh beach on the River Ythan estuary.
Sitting next to the golf course below the village of Newburgh, the beach is best accessed via a delightful walk along the banks of the River Ythan estuary, on the south side from the Sands of Forvie. Eider ducks and seals can be seen at close quarters, as well as terns and oyster catchers. The beach is backed by an established dune system. Highly recommended.
The beach as part of a routine, ever changing.
The beach and the dunes.