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Broughty Ferry Beach

Broughty Ferry, Dundee City

A former fishing village, now a residential suburb of Dundee, Broughty Ferry is an extensive sandy beach. A promenade gives direct pedestrian and disabled access at several locations. The beach is backed by dunes and provides views across the Tay estuary.

Beach Type

sand

Facilities

Windbreaks for hire
Volley ball nets in summer
Marked safe swimming area
Museum
Children's play area
Rock garden
Cafes
Bars
Shops
Restaurants
Toilets
Local jet ski club
Harbour

Activities

Jet skiing
Swimming
Walks
Bowling
Sailing
Canoeing
Wind surfing

Nature and Wildlife

Historic castle. Nature conservation site. much wildlife including birds seals and the occasional porpoise.

Water Quality

Acceptable

Lifeguard

Yes

Cleaning and Litter

This beach can be affected by sewage related debris.

Dogs

Dogs are restricted.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Green Coast Award

Location

Nearest town: Broughty Ferry
County: Dundee City
Latitude/Longitude: 56.4646, -2.86186
Postcode: DD5 2EA
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Access

From Dundee follow the A930 (Monifieth / Carnoustie road) to Broughty Ferry. At the Queen Street / St Vincent Street junction turn right and follow the signs to Broughty Ferry beach

Nearest Railway Stations

Broughty Ferry (Less than half a mile away)
Balmossie (About a mile and a half away)
Monifieth (Approx. 2 miles away)
Barry Links (Approx. 5 miles away)
Dundee (Approx. 5 miles away)

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

Parking

Free parking.

Nearby Car Parks

The Esplanade, Broughty Ferry (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Brook Street, Broughty Ferry (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Queen Street, Broughty Ferry (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Fort Street, Broughty Ferry (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Lawrence Street, Broughty Ferry (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Harbour, Newport-on-Tay (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Snook Head, Newport-on-Tay (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
East Common, Newport-on-Tay (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Bay Recreation, Newport-on-Tay (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Monifieth Station, Monifieth (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Broughty Ferry