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Annan Beach

Annan, Dumfries and Galloway

The saltmarsh, or merse as it is locally known, is an especially important area for wildlife. East of Annan a shingle beach runs west to Powfoot.

Beach Type



Shops cafes and pubs etc

Available in Annan


Bird watching

Nature and Wildlife

Thrift and Scurvy Grass are flowers typical of this habitat. but the locally rare Hard Grass also grows here. Various bird species can be seen on the merse. including; Oystercatchers. Lapwings and Redshanks which are joined in the winter by many other spe

Water Quality

Not Tested



Tourist Information

Gretna Green TIC Old Headless Cross Gretna Dumfriesshire DG16 5EA. 01461 337834


Nearest town: Annan
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9722, -3.25304
Postcode: DG12 6SB
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


take the A74 North of Carlisle. turning off west at Gretna. along the A75 to Annan.

Public Transport

Annan has a train station.

Nearest Railway Stations

Annan (Less than a mile away)
Gretna Green (Approx. 8 miles away)
Wigton (Approx. 10 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Limited parking available

Nearby Car Parks

Annan Station, Annan (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Murray Street, Annan (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Butts Street (Fish Cross), Annan (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Everholm Park - South, Annan (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Gala Bank, Annan (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
The Green, Annan (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Newton, Kirkpatrick Fleming (Unknown stay).
About 5.6 miles away
Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Kirkpatrick Fleming (Unknown stay).
About 5.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Annan