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Muchalls Beach

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Muchalls is a small village not far south of aberdeen. It has a small shingle and rocky beach called Grim Haven and some incredible rock formations and coastal scenery.

Beach Type



There is a local pub and a local castle


Exploring the coast

Nature and Wildlife

Plenty of rewarding views for any coastal walk in the area. Mutchalls also has a castle with its own green lady ghost. which has been sighted by many visitors . Lying just north of the Highland Boundary Fault. the rocks make a fascinating excursion for bo

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

ABERDEEN TIC Provost Ross's House Shiprow. Aberdeenshire Tel: +44 (0) 1224 288828


Nearest town: Aberdeen
County: Aberdeenshire
Latitude/Longitude: 57.0192, -2.16471
Postcode: AB39 3WN
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Just South of Aberdeen off the A90

Public Transport

Take the 101. 107 or 117 between Aberdeen and Stonehaven which stop on the main road outside the village.

Nearest Railway Stations

Portlethen (Approx. 3 miles away)
Stonehaven (Approx. 4 miles away)
Aberdeen (Approx. 9 miles away)

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


Parking available close to the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Portlethen Berrymuir, Aberdeen (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Portlethen Station, Portlethen (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
Beach Promenade, Stonehaven (Unknown stay).
About 3.8 miles away
Market Square, Stonehaven (Unknown stay).
About 4.1 miles away
The Backies, Stonehaven (Unknown stay).
About 4.2 miles away
Railway Station, Stonehaven (Unknown stay).
About 4.2 miles away
Stonehaven Station, Stonehaven (Unknown stay).
About 4.3 miles away
Quarry, Stonehaven (Unknown stay).
About 4.9 miles away
Glasslaw, Stonehaven (Unknown stay).
About 5.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Aberdeen