Berwickshire beach Trip

We recently spent a day exploring the Scottish Borders coastline and at every turn we were blown away by the stunning, rugged cliffs, beaches and seascapes. It was well worth the hour's drive from Aikwood and we will no doubt be visiting a lot over the Summer.

Sheltered rural, sandy beaches such as Coldingham Bay provide a perfect spot to catch the early morning sunshine. There's also plenty of rock pools for young explorers to explore and find their fill of hermit crabs, anemones and more. The Berwickshire Coastal Path passes close to the beach and from there you can walk to St Abbs and Eyemouth. 

Renowned for their abundance and diversity of marine life, St Abbs and Eyemouth Marine Reserve are world-class dive sites offering something for every dive enthusiast, whether you enjoy scenic diving, exploring shallow wrecks, or boat diving.

Eyemouth has been a fishing port town since the 13th Century and is still a busy working harbour with a number of boats regularly fishing out of it.  Overlooking the town is Gunsgreen House, an imposing 18th century merchant’s house of Adam design which is now a popular visitor attraction and venue open to the public following an extensive renovation. Lots of stories to be heard here about smugglers of old!

And we couldn't leave without a visit to the multi-award winning Giacopazzi's for fish and chips and ice-cream - coconut and mango is our current favourite - it was worth the trip just for that!

Copyright VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

Copyright VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

Vicki Steel