British Beaches

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Balmedie Country Park Beach

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

The Park is part of 16km of extensive dunes and sandy beach stretching from Aberdeen to Newburgh. The sheer size of the beach means it is seldom crowded and makes it possible to find a quiet spot at any time of the year.

Beach Type



Toilets are provided
Including disabled toilets
There is also a visitor's centre


Kite surfing and other water sports are permitted
Ranger service organises various events
Uk for details

Nature and Wildlife

The dunes offer habitats to many animals and birds. Skylarks and waders are commonly seen on the shoreline. There is a network of boardwalks through the dunes from the bus stop. Shell spotters will find an abndance of fine specimens.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The Beach is manually cleaned weekly by Aberdeenshire Council and bins are provided.


Dogs are allowed on the beach.

Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award

Tourist Information

Aberdeen Tourist Information. St Nicholas House. Broad Street. Aberdeen. Tel: 01224 632727


Nearest town: Aberdeen
County: Aberdeenshire
Latitude/Longitude: 57.2532, -2.03199
Postcode: AB23 8WU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


The main point of access is at Balmedie. signposted from the A92.

Public Transport

A bus link is provided from Aberdeen

Nearest Railway Stations

Dyce (Approx. 7 miles away)
Aberdeen (Approx. 8 miles away)

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


Parking for 100 cars is available for a charge. There are several car parks at Balmedie in the country park.

Nearby Car Parks

Balmedie Country Park, Balmedie (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Balmedie Park, Balmedie (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Panmure Gardens, Potterton (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
River Meadow, Newburgh (Unknown stay).
About 4.3 miles away
Scotstown Moor, Bridge of Don (Unknown stay).
About 4.9 miles away
Bridge of Don, Aberdeen (Unknown stay).
About 5.2 miles away
Braehead Way, Bridge of Don (Unknown stay).
About 5.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Aberdeen