There are a number of beaches, well worth a visit, along the East Coast south of Edinburgh toward the Scottish Borders and even one or two, just over the Borders into England. They are all within a one hour drive from Airhouses and some are just 40 minutes away.
In East Lothian you will find Yellowcraigs, Barns Ness, Belhaven Bay, Dunbar East Beach, Gullane Bents, Longniddry Bents, North Berwick beaches, Seacliff, Thorntonloch, and Whitesands. We have picked out a few of our favourites.
One of the nearest beaches to Airhouses is Yellowcraigs in East Lothian. This is a sandy beach popular with families. There is a nature trail and a network of footpaths. From Yellowcraigs, there are spectacular views of the 1885 lighthouse on Fidra Island which was the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's famous tale "Treasure Island". There is a network of footpaths which go through sheltered woodlands and extensive grassland. There is a dog walk away from the beach.
Dirleton is close by to Yellow Craigs and has good pubs and restaurants as well as a Castle with great gardens. The Castle holds the record for the longest herbaceous flower bed in the world!
Seacliff Beach is entered through a private road off the A198 at Audlhame. There is a small harbour on the north side of the beach which is said to be the smallest in the Uk. There are great views of Tantallon Castle and the sandy beach is beautiful and popular for watersports. There are excellent rock pools at either end of the beach.
ThorntonLoch is hidden away behind the rocky outcrop at Torness Point, there is a lovely sandy beach for about 400 metres. It has amazing sand dunes along the length of it.
This is a long sandy and rocky beach which is easily accessible from the road and the car park. It is also close to the nature reserves so you can see lots of birds feeding when the tide is out. This beach is very popular with canoeists and wind surfers.
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