Nestled beneath a historic castle in the former fishing village of Broughty Ferry, now a residential suburb of Dundee is an extensive sandy beach. A promenade gives direct pedestrian and disabled access at several locations. The beach is backed by dunes and provides views across the Tay estuary to the North Fife coast. There is a nature conservation site and a host of wildlife, including birds, seals and the occasional porpoise can be seen. There is a safe area marked out for swimming and close by are an extensive range of leisure facilities including the castle museum, an excellent play area, and a beautiful rock garden. There is also an ice-cream vendor located close to the play park and beach. Lifeguards patrol the beach during the peak summer season.
From Dundee follow the A930 (Monifieth / Carnoustie road) to Broughty Ferry. At the Queen Street / St Vincent Street junction turn right and follow the signs to Broughty Ferry beach. Broughty Ferry has a frequent bus service from which it is just a short walk to the beach. The Sustrans National Route 1 also passes by Broughty Ferry beach.