North East Scotland Supporters

manonabeach® is proud to have financial support from the following businesses in Moray, Banffshire, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Angus, listed by supported beach page.  Please use the send your answers menu  or email to find out more.  Click on each supporter’s banner, below here, to learn about their business.  Also, see what the beach means to them, above their banner.

Benefits to new and renewing supporters now include:

  • access to beach lovers in largely urban areas (24% London) who are looking forward to their return to your area and to enjoying your services and online products, with hundreds of thousands of hits to the site and being seen in 160 countries.
  • access to over 2,500 films from the archive, including over 1,300 narrative interviews, to use in your social media for customer retention and in your blog, like this example.  Why not use the manonabeach® question to engage with your customers?

Lunan Bay, St Cyrus and Montrose:

Lossiemouth West Beach and East Beach:

“What does the beach mean to you..?”

2023 – I just love the beach! It changes every day in every season, whether the sea looks blue, calm and inviting on a bright sunny day, or grey and threatening as a storm breaks. I love the reflections of the clouds on the wet sand and the colours! And the clarity of the light on a winter’s day. I love passing the time of day with the people you meet and watching the unmitigated joy of my black labrador as he splashes in the waves regardless of the weather. I grew up far from the beach, in landlocked Leicester but now cannot imagine living far from the sea as I need my daily fix!
2022 – The beach is my happy place. Every visit is different, depending on the time of year, the state of the tide, the weather, the light… Never crowded, it gives me the space to explore my thoughts, but also if the mood arises, to stop and say hello to others out walking. My dogs love it too, in all conditions, whether they are sniffing round the dunes, splashing in the waves or chasing their new found best doggie friends! I love watching the surfers and paddleboarders and sea kayakers, looking out for dolphins, taking photos of the reflections of the sky in the wet sand, as the tide goes out… And of course, the West beach is one of the best locations to see the aurora on a dark night, as there is little or no light pollution!

…Wendy, at Moray Coast Cottages, below:

Newburgh and Sands of Forvie:

“What does the beach mean to you..?”

Newburgh beach is easily accessible, with safe off road parking for dogs and children alike.  After a short walk through the sand dunes, you reach the estuary of the river Ythan and what a fantastic view that is!  You are greeted by flocks of wading birds and eider ducks calling to each other, mixed in with the barks of the seals basking on the banks of the river.  A ten minute walk takes you to the shore and all stresses and worries are swept away by the clean sea air.  I usually then walk back through the impressive sand dunes, climbing to the top to wonder at the unspoilt view of Newburgh beach.  Highly recommended to one and all!

…Pippa, at Perkhill Holiday Cottages, Aberdeenshire, below:

Perkhill Holiday Cottages


“What does the beach mean to you…?

Going to the beach at any time of year gives a complete change to all the senses. The salty seaweed smells the tingling of spray on the face, hard and soft sand underfoot are clear to imagine.  But at St Cyrus there was a visit from a great white egret on the estuary this autumn. The chance of seeing wigeon and teal returning, or long tailed sea ducks must surely add to the excitement of not quite knowing what might be seen. Watching the water in case whales or dolphins are passing keeps you alert.  But surely rolling up trouser legs and paddling in the shallows on beautiful summer evenings shouldn’t be missed.

Seonaid, at Anniston Farm Cottages, below:

Anniston Farm Cottages

Cullen Bay

Cullen Holiday Cottages


Aikenshill House

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