Try the route by bike, by car or by foot. This itinerary covers our whole coast so you will truly be able to say you have Explored Historic Shores! It’s a great itinerary to adapt to your adventure along the Berwickshire Coastal Path.
Day 1: Burnmouth & Ayton
Start your journey at the Scottish Border and stand in two nations at the same time. Follow the A1 north for just 5 mins before you reach the village of Burnmouth nestled in the hills. Here you will find a quaint and charming village with a small picturesque harbour. Enjoy the quiet life around the Harbour and headed for a walk around the grounds of Ayton Castle, one of only two Baronial structures by architect, James Gillespie Graham.
Day 2: Eyemouth
Head off to Eyemouth the largest town in the region, choose between discovering the Smuggler’s history at Gunsgreen House or the local fishing and social heritage at Eyemouth Museum
Make sure you fit in time for lunch as Eyemouth’s award-winning fish & chips is not one to miss!
Take a boat trip out and around the coastline to see the true beauty of the coast. You might see some dolphins along the way! Or stay around the harbour and beach to watch the seals and try the incredible ice cream with flavours such as, Coconut & Mango or Jammie Dodger.
Day 3: Coldingham
Start your day by heading to Coldingham where you can dip your feet into the sea or even go for a surf at the award-winning beach. Spend your morning by enjoying the local walks and sights around the bay
After lunch visit Coldingham Priory, which once housed Benedictine monks. Be sure to stop by the Coldingham Luckenbooth for some fascinating facts on the Priory and the area.
Day 4: St Abbs
Enjoy a visit to the charming village of St Abbs popular with so many and drop into St Abbs Visitors Centre to find out about the history of the land.
A visit to St Abbs is not completed without seeing St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve. Start by exploring the visitor centre before walking up through the farm lands to Pettico Wick and St Abbs Lighthouse. The waters are incredibly clear!
Top Tip! If you are lucky enough to visit on a Friday, stop by the St Abbs Markets for unique local crafts and products.
Day 5: Pease Bay & Cove
A visit to Pease Bay is a must! You will know why when you see the stunning sands and vivid red sandstone cliffs! It is perfect for bathing in the Scottish sun.
End your day by visiting the incredibly emotive 125 Memorial at Cove. This memorial commemorates the 1881 Fishing Disaster which claimed the lives of 189 Berwickshire fishermen. It will move you.