It was a fine, sunny day. The tide was in and walkers were enjoying the views out to the Isle of Fidra and its lighthouse, the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island”. The approach to the beach, through woods and dunes, is a sheer pleasure, leading to that magical place where the air, land and sea meet.
The beach as a special place on a day of celebration.
The beauty of Yellowcraig beach, looking out to Fidra.
Yellowcraig is a popular family beach, with a nature trail, barbecue site and footpaths that lead through the sheltered woodlands and extensive grassland behind the beach. It’s a natural cove beach, with spectacular views to the 1885 lighthouse on Fidra Island. In the nearby village, there’s a castle with excellent gardens. To summarise, the beach has outstanding natural beauty in all directions.
I was filmed for BBC Reporting Scotland on this visit. You can see the piece here.
Lisa looks back in time.
How the light resonates for Lesley.
A beautiful winter morning on Yellowcraig beach.
This beach is one of the natural jewels in the crown of East Lothian. There’s a sense of drama as you approach, firstly through the band of trees then across the marram grass and dunes. The arc of the beach is the first thing to strike a visitor, plus the island of Fidra and its lighthouse offshore. The tide was low, the weather was fine, the sky was blue and the beach was full of visitors, playing in the sand, relaxing or strolling by the water’s edge.
A lifetime on this beach for Ralph and Pat.