The Bay of Cruden has a sweeping expanse of pink sands and dunes approximately 2.5 km in length.
This sandy blue flag beach is popular with day trippers, watersports enthusiasts and for sea fishing. The entire bay is a designated bathing water area with the sampling point towards the northern end roughly half way between the two access points to the beach area. An electric sign displaying real-time bathing water quality predictions is available at this beach during summer months. You can find out the daily prediction by visiting the SEPA website.
From Aberdeen, take the A90 to Peterhead for approximately 11 miles and take the A957 - sign posted to Newburgh. Drive through Newburgh and follow the road for approximately 8 miles which will bring you into the village of Cruden Bay. At the village, the golf course is on the right hand side and at the bridge, directly opposite the 'Kilmarnock Arms', turn right towards the harbour. The car park is 200 yards on the right, walk towards the harbour and the beach sign is posted on the right. Cross the burn by the White Lady's bridge to access the bay.
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