The award-winning Coldingham Sands!
This beautiful, sheltered beach stretches for a kilometre with a rocky shore at either end of the beach making it a great spot for rock pooling. Look out for the hermit crabs!
In fact, the beach is surrounded by an abundance of wildlife as it sits just beside the St Abb’s Head National Nature Reserve where thousands of cliff-nesting birds can be seen on the rocks and cliffs. Coastal grassland on the beach supports flowers such as restharrow and butterflies such as the small copper. Furthermore, its bay is in the Berwickshire Marine Reserve where you can discover sea life by diving, snorkelling or heading out on a wildlife cruise.
There are many paths around the surrounding coastline which provide excellent views of the beach. This includes the popular, Berwickshire Coastal Path which extends from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Cockburnspath. Make Coldingham Sands a resting place if you are walking the full trail or enjoy leisurely walks between the towns and villages.
The beach is highly popular with surfers too. Surfing, snorkelling and kayaking equipment can be hired from St Vedas Surf Shop or book surf lessons if you are a beginner or want some more expertise.
Coldingham Sands is now assessable to all as you can now hire beach wheelchairs for FREE to enjoy the beach. To find out more and to book, click here.
Lifeguards patrol this beach at weekends in June, and seven days a week from 30th June – 8th September. Parking is available across from St Vedas Surf Shop (2 disabled places). There are public toilets and a beach café down on the sands.