Although there’s a fair walk over fields and a small bridge via the dunes to Armadale beach, it is well worth it. The tide was out on this occasion, offering space galore for any visitor. Being a flat beach, there are eddies and pools to paddle in, as you make your way out to the sea and the waves. This is a beach where you can lose yourself, finding you’ve walked its full length by the breakers, before you realise it. In short, it’s a natural maelstrom for the senses. You will leave here lifted in your soul, with a new spring in your step, wonderful.
What the beach means to Jenny.
A spell-binding vista at Armadale.
Access to the beach at Armadale Bay is via a path by Armadale Burn, running down from the car park. The beach is beautiful, with soft white sand and there’s a picnic area by the old bridge. A headland on each side of the beach provides shelter and surfers are attracted to the waves here. Common to this stretch of Scotland’s glorious north coast, the natural setting is unspoilt and invigorating, with good walking in both directions from the beach.
A winter scene at Armadale.