This large area of sand dunes and beach at the mouth of the Tay estuary forms an important roosting and feeding area for huge gatherings of seaducks, waders and wildfowl.
A landscape that changes almost as you watch, Tentsmuir displays a rich variety of nature from the constantly moving sand at the edge of the sea to the colourful dune heathland. Seals haul themselves out of the water to watch the world go by, whilst hungry birds fill up on the rich mix of food hidden in the mudflats. Inland you can discover the hidden gem of Morton Lochs and search for birds, such as the shy teal dabbling at the water's edge, and the elusive otter.
Spring and summer are the best times to visit for flowers and all year round for birds and seals. There are all-abilities paths and four bird hides around Morton Lochs, while there are interpretive panels throughout Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve. Scottish National Heritage runs a programme of guided walks and school events.