This five miles long walk stretches from the Whitehills Harbour to Banff Harbour and follows a lovely coastal path renowned for its seabirds and seals.
Whitehills is a former highly successful commercial fishing port on the Moray Firth which transformed itself to a friendly and popular small marina and is currently the only harbor catering for leisure sailors. It is a great base for exploring the north east Banffshire. Banff, on the other hand, is often regarded as a miniature of Edinburgh with the fine examples of Georgian architecture in town and with the wonderful shoreline it is a popular surfing destination where dolphins and colonies of puffins can be seen from the beach.
This easily accessible bit of coastline is mostly leveled walk and heading west of Banff it travels through the caravan parks before reaching the footbridge over to the Burn of Boyndie. Due to the site’s geological interest the foreshore in this area is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as the rocks have many preserved features in them. This rocky section is a great spot to observe seals and some common shore birds such as oystercatchers, redshank or turnstones. Further along the path passes the Red Well (pronounced: ‘reed wall’) built by the Romans and from here, on a clear day, the harbor at Whitehills can be seen.