Gardenstown Beach - United Kingdom, Scotland, Gardenstown
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400 meters




Parking Available


8 Seatown, Gardenstown, Banff AB45 3YQ, UK


Gardenstown Beach is located in the picturesque village of Gardenstown, in the northeastern coast of Scotland, United Kingdom. The beach is about 800 meters long and is made up of a mix of sand and pebbles, with stunning views of the rugged coastline.


The beach has a few amenities, including bathroom access and dogs are allowed, but there are no lifeguards on duty, so visitors should take precautions when swimming.


Visitors can enjoy activities such as swimming, fishing, and exploring the rock pools.


There is a small parking lot near the beach, but it is limited, and visitors may need to park on the street during peak season. Parking is free of charge.

Fun Fact

Fun fact: Gardenstown was originally called Gamrie, and the name was changed in the 18th century in honor of the gardens that were established in the area by Alexander Garden, a local landowner.


Attractions near Gardenstown Beach include the Gardenstown Village Heritage Centre, which showcases the history and culture of the village, and the Crovie Coastal Rowing Club, where visitors can learn about the traditional Scottish sport of coastal rowing. The beach is also a great starting point for hiking along the picturesque coastline.


Nearby restaurants include The Galley, which offers fresh seafood and local cuisine, and The Seafield Arms, which is known for its pub grub and cozy atmosphere.


There are several hotels near Gardenstown Beach, including The Garden Arms Hotel, which offers comfortable accommodations and stunning sea views, and the Gamrie Bay Holiday Park, which has a range of accommodations from caravan and camping sites to self-catering cottages.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Sandee Rating: 81/100

Gardenstown Beach provides free parking at the entrance, although spaces are limited. Visitors can also find street parking nearby for easy access to the beach.

No, Gardenstown Beach does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach – please be careful when swimming on this beach.

Gardenstown Beach is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

Gardenstown Beach boasts excellent swimming conditions, attracting swimmers of all skill levels with its gentle waves and clear waters.

Gardenstown Beach does not have restrooms on or near the beach.

No, Gardenstown Beach maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

Gardenstown Beach does not have nearby food options – please plan your beach day accordingly.

Gardenstown Beach is a good place to Fishing

Gardenstown Beach does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

Gardenstown Beach is not dog-friendly.

Gardenstown Beach is not generally considered to be good for surfing.