Coldingham Sands is a sheltered sandy blue flag beach at the mouth of the Buskin Burn, on the coast of the Scottish Borders.
This beautiful beach stretches for a kilometre within Coldingham Bay. There is a rocky shore at either end of the beach. It is situated within the St Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve and hermit crabs can be seen in the rock pools. There are many paths around the surrounding coastline which provide excellent views of the beach. Coastal grassland on the beach supports flowers such as restharrow and butterflies such as the small copper. It is close to St Abbs village and harbour. Thousands of cliff nesting birds can be seen at the nearby St Abbs Head Nature Reserve. Lifeguards patrol this beach at weekends in June, and seven days a week from 30th June - 8th September.
There is an unclassified road from Coldingham Village to Coldingham Bay. There is a small Car Park adjacent to the beach and beach users walk down the short fairly steep access road to reach the beach. Disabled Access parking is available for two cars at the beach. If the beach car park is full other car parking is available in Coldingham Village (1 mile walk).
Public Transport Directions
By Public transport - A regular bus service from Berwick -upon Tweed (where there is a railway station) and passing through Eyemouth stops at both Coldingham village and St Abbs village. The beach is 1km South of St Abbs Village on the Berwickshire Coastal path. It can also be reached by walking 1km from Coldingham village.
Transport within Scotland
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