Dunbar and Belhaven, Coastal Walks and Sandy Beaches

Belhaven Beach

Just a few miles away is the magnificent John Muir Country Park, an area that covers some of the most spectacular East Lothian coastline and is a haven for wildlife and beach lovers alike. From the Castle Ruins in Dunbar, to the Peffer Burn just a few kilometres to the north, visitors walking the cliff top trail can take in the most spectacular views of the sea beyond miles of an uninterrupted sandy beach. Just out to sea the historic Bass Rock can be seen shining white with guano in the height of the breeding season. At the right time of year walkers can watch gannets dive like arrows into the sea as they stroll along the long sandy sweep of Belhaven Bay. Where the bay meets the River Tyne estuary there is an extensive areas of grassland, salt-marsh and adjoining woodland which provides an infinite number of varied walks, runs or cycles paths for the fitness enthusiasts.

There is also the opportunity to go canoeing, kayaking or even do a spot of kite surf along the beach.  If you don’t fancy it yourself, kite surfing is an equally enjoyable spectator sport. Saunter into Dunbar for a spot of lunch from the local deli or visit one of the friendly local seaside pubs where local beers and home cooked pies are a must.