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Arbroath - West Links Beach

Arbroath, Angus

A straight rocky beach backed by cliffs with a sandy area close to the town. There are rock pools at the beach and large areas of grass adjacent to the car park.

Beach Type



Toilets and a tidal slipway
Camp site and caravan park are a mile away


Sea canoeing and fishing
There is no zoning for water sports

Nature and Wildlife

There is a cliff top walk above the beach. Seabirds and occasional seals may be seen.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned weekly in the summer and as necessary in winter by Angus Council. Dogs are allowed and litter and dog bins are provided.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre. Market Place. Arbroath. Tel:01241 872609


Nearest town: Arbroath
County: Angus
Latitude/Longitude: 56.5505, -2.59361
Postcode: DD11 1QD
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around , Angus at Explore Britain.


The beach is a mile from Arbroath which is on the A92.

Public Transport

There are trains and buses to Arbroath.

Nearest Railway Stations

Arbroath (Less than a mile away)
Carnoustie (Approx. 6 miles away)
Golf Street (Approx. 6 miles away)
Barry Links (Approx. 7 miles away)
Monifieth (Approx. 10 miles away)

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


There is free parking for 100 cars. including disabled spaces.

Nearby Car Parks

The Shore, Arbroath (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Millgate/North Grimsby, Arbroath (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Arbroath Station, Arbroath (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Ladybridge Street/Marketgate, Arbroath (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Helen Street, Arbroath (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
High Street/Hill Street, Arbroath (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Gravesend, Arbroath (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Emislaw Drive, Arbroath (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
West Abbey Street, Arbroath (Short stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Abbey Street, Arbroath (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Arbroath