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Coldingham Sands is a sheltered sandy beach. The sand stretches for a kilometre within the bay with rocky shore at either end of the beach. It is situated within the St Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve and hermit crabs can be seen in the rock pools. Walking on the paths will provide you with views of the beach itself and the surrounding coastline. Coastal grassland on the beach supports flowers such as restharrow and butterflies such as the small copper. It is close to St Abbs village and harbour. At the nearby St Abbs Head nature reserve thousands of cliff nesting birds can be seen in Spring. RNLI lifeguards patrol the beach from June to September.

Getting there

By Public transport - A regular bus service from Berwick -upon Tweed (where there is a railway station) and passing through Eyemouth stops at both Coldingham village and St Abbs village. The beach is 1km South of St Abbs Village on the Berwickshire Coastal path. It can also be reached by walking 1km from Coldingham village
There is an unclassified road from Coldingham Village to Coldingham Bay. There is a small Car Park adjacent to the beach and beach users walk down the short fairly steep access road to reach the beach. Disabled Access parking is available for two cars at the beach. If the beach car park is full other car parking is available in Coldingham Village (1 mile walk).

Contact details

Beach Manager
01835 825070
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