As the tide fell away at West Bay, the harbour and boats seemed closer to the terrace of houses, which are located at the back of the beach. The beach itself was full of relaxing visitors, enjoying the blue sky, warm weather and all that North Berwick in the summer season has to offer. Like Cromer in Norfolk, the town and the beach are in close harmony here. Festival bunting lined the streets, an accordion was being played outside and seasonal shops had sprung open again since my winter visit. There is a rich cultural identity here, an example being the popular East Lothian Yacht Club.
How the beach informs Jane’s rhythm of life, living next to this beach. Here’s a link to the not-for-profit lobster hatchery that she is helping to develop.
Summer in North Berwick.
This is the main town beach for North Berwick, located near to the railway station. A wide arc of sand lines North Berwick’s bays and this beach is popular with families, dog walkers and swimmers alike. All amenities are to hand and you can visit the lifeboat house and the Sea Bird Centre easily from here. This beach is clean, expansive and attractive, set conveniently in front of the town itself.
Islands and the mainland – what the beach means to Iain.
The fine arc of West Bay in North Berwick.