Published: 01.01.1970

Visit Balmedie Beach and Country Park in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

You will find many beautiful beaches and coves in Aberdeenshire.  Balmedie, just north of Aberdeen, has  a particularly long and wide beach of clean golden sand, bordered by grassy dunes.  It's part of the Balmedie Beach and Country Park which has been developed to provide additional amenities for visitors.  There is free parking, toilets, wooden walkways across the sands and streams, picnic areas with barbecues, and a swing park with a fishing theme for children. It is also a wonderful place for a pet-friendly cottage holiday; there are miles of stunning sandy beaches all along the Aberdeenshire and Banffshire coasts for longer walks with dogs than you could ever imagine. Each strip of beach has something interesting to discover and your dog can run around in the sands, dunes and sea to its heart's content. Bird nesting time is when dogs should be kept on leads. Be aware that there may also be seals on the beaches and that the land adjoining the beaches is a huge rabbit warren.

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The local people use the beach more than anyone for walks or jogging in the fresh air. The dunes are wonderful places for finding a sunny and sheltered spot to read in, or sunbathe on a good day, or for games of hide and seek for the children. Some of the secluded hollows also make for sheltered spots for young lovers!

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There are a couple of barbecues ready for you to cook your steaks and burgers.  Remember to bring your own charcoal.

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Beautiful wild flowers grow on the beach in the summer.  With so much space you can reserve your own private section.

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Self-catering holidays in Royal Deeside,  Scotland

cottage for families Royal deeside ScotlandStranduff Lodge Croft is reasonably well located for discovering Aberdeen and some of the highlights of Aberdeenshire such as Balmedie Beach. Situated around 33 miles from Balmedie, this equates to around an hour’s drive from Stranduff Lodge Croft which is located on the outskirts of Kincardine O’Neil. With good quality accommodation throughout, large gardens and an idyllic setting in Royal Deeside, this 4 bedroom cottage has plenty to recommend it for a holiday in Aberdeenshire. 

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Self-catering log cabin holidays in Dinnet, Royal Deeside,  Scotland

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Book a stay at a comfortable wooden holiday lodge at Royal Deeside Woodland Lodges and enjoy a relaxing day out at Balmedie Beach during your stay. Situated close to the rural village of Dinnet in Royal Deeside, these woodland lodges offer cosy comfortable accommodation with that real holiday feel you get with a pine lodge holiday. Situated around 42 miles from Balmedie this equates to around an hour’s drive.

On days out you have the outstanding scenery of the Cairngorms National Park to discover on your doorstep and the lodges are located right next to a nature reserve so are perfect for keen wildlife watchers. Enjoy walking, cycling, hiking and wildlife watching in this stunning area of Scotland. The more adventurous can even enjoy skiing in season.

These comfy holiday lodges are also a wonderful base for exploring the best of Royal Deeside which boasts attractions such as Balmoral Castle.


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