Arbroath Beach

Beaches

    Arbroath is probably most famous for its smoked haddock (Arbroath Smokies) but its picturesque beach and magnificent Abbey are well worth a visit.

    Arbroath beach is a fantastic place to spend a pleasant day relaxing or building sand castles with a young family.  It has designated bathing waters flanked by a cycle way and a grassy area adjacent to the car park.

    The cliff-top walk above the beach offers stunning coastal views and is an excellent vantage point for spotting an array of seabirds. There is also a children’s play area and rock pools to explore, and Kerr’s Miniature Railway – the oldest miniature railway in Scotland – is located nearby.

    The best access to the beach is from West Links Leisure Park and from the car park adjacent to the small red lighthouse located at the southern approach to the town.

    The Declaration of Arbroath, one of the most important documents in Scotland's history, was signed at the magnificent red sandstone ruins of Arbroath Abbey. 

    Road Directions

    The beach is just off the main A92 Angus Coastal Tourist Route which runs through Arbroath.

    Public Transport Directions

    There is a train station in Arbroath, and the road train runs from the High Street to the beach regularly.

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