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.
Different sand on different beaches.
At Newburgh beach on the River Ythan estuary.
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.
An ever changing scene, yet part of a routine.