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In the 19th century Collieston was a busy fishing village with an excellent natural harbour, to improve the safety for boats breakwaters were constructed. This caused the harbour to fill with wonderful golden sand creating the idyllic sheltered beach of today. While visiting, take time to pop in to the new community shop - Smugglers Cone for a cuppa or ice-cream - and help fundraise repairs to the harbour wall.

Getting there

When entering Collieston Village take the first left past the church to the car park. Then follow the path heading South around the headland to the village harbour. The beach is contained by the old harbour walls. Public Transport links to Collieston are limited, however, service number 264 from Ellon and 495 from Fyvie run occasionally. There is no national cycle route that goes through Collieston, however, the Forvie Sands to Collieston route is popular with cyclists and walkers.

Contact details

Aberdeenshire Council (Landscape Services)
01467 628200
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