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  • Guide to Aberdeen Coast Trail

    Guide to Aberdeen Coast Trail

    Things to Do & See, Eat & Stay on Aberdeenshire Coastal Trail

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Aberdeen Coastal Trail

North of Aberdeen, the road follows to coast picking its way through a number of Villages: Balmedie, Tipperty, Ellon, Cruden Bay & Peterhead. This is land of coastal dunes before the land rises into the hills and Highlands.


If you follow the A90 north from Aberdeen, you can travel a coastal trail that most visitors seem to ignore. North of Menie House take the A975 to follow the coast past Newburgh, Foveran over the River Ythan to Cruden Bay. You can stop to flick the finger at Trumps golf course if your politics leads you that way.

Eating Out

You can stop on the road at the Cock & Bull which is on the main A90 north of Balmedie for scran and a quick drink

Local Sights & Activities for Aberdeen Coastal Trail

Balmedie Beach has a lovely sandy beach although it can be a cold wind that blows in off the North Sea. If it is lovely sunny day, its a wonderful walk along with the country park behind. There is another lovely beach at Newburgh which is famous for sights of sleeping seals in the estuary.

Aberdeen Coastal Trail Hotels & Accommodation

If you want to celebrate the new politics, you can stay in Trumps Golf Course at Balmedia (01358 743300) or that is too much, take tea instead. The views are good! (It shows on the map as Macleod House and Lodge)