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Cruden Bay

The Bay of Cruden has a sweeping expanse of golden sands and dunes approximately 2.5km in length. It is popular with day trippers, water sports enthusiasts and for sea fishing. The entire bay is a designated bathing water area with the sampling point towards the Northern end roughly half way between the two access points to the beach area.

An electric sign displaying real-time bathing water quality predictions is available at this beach between 1 June - 15 September. You can find out the daily prediction by visiting the SEPA website

Getting there

From Aberdeen, take the A90 to Peterhead for approximately 11 miles and then take the A957 – sign posted to Newburgh. Drive through Newburgh and follow the road for approx. 8 miles which will bring you into the village of Cruden Bay. At the village, the world famous Cruden Bay golf course is on the right hand side and at the bridge, directly opposite the Kilmarnock Arms, turn right towards the harbour. Approximately 200 yards on the right is the car park. From there, walk towards the harbour and the beach is sign posted on the right. Cross the burn by the Ladiesbridge to access the bay. Stagecoach Bluebird run Bus Service 63/60/61 from Aberdeen to Cruden Bay every day of the week.

Contact details

Aberdeenshire Council (Landscape Services)
01467 628200
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Facilities

Family Friendly Recreation Friendly Sandy Dunes Toilets Windsurfing Surfing Good for Wildlife Public Rescue Equipment