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A beautiful bay with golden sand nestled below the world famous Carnoustie Golf Course, which played host to the Open Golf Championships in 1999 and 2007. This small beach is a little gem, and although feels remote in nature, is only a few minutes walk from the train station and the town of Carnoustie. The beach is easily accessed by steps and ramps and the adjacent Leisure Centre offers excellent sport facilities along with outdoor tennis courts, children's play area, paddling pool and free car parking. It is also near the town's shopping centre.

Getting there

Carnoustie is situated 10 miles north of Dundee just off the main A92 dual carriageway (follow signs for Arbroath from Dundee) and on the main east coast Scottish railway line between Edinburgh and Aberdeen, Carnoustie is easy to reach by car or public transport. The Sustrans National Route 1 also passes by Carnoustie. There are three access points to the beach.

Contact details

Angus Council
03452 777 778


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