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Gullane Bents

Gullane Bents is a glorious sandy beach from which there are extensive views of the Firth of Forth. It is a popular family beach ideal for sunbathing, walking, kite flying, picnics, windsurfing and canoeing. The sea buckthorn and the extensive back dune system provides a haven for small birds. 
A wheelchair-accessible path brings users to a picnic area that overlooks the bay.

History

Gullane is the home of Muirfield which has hosted The Open Championship on numerous occasions, most recently in 2013. In addition to Muirfield, Gullane is the site of several other high-quality golf courses in the village and surrounding area. At the Gullane Golf Club, three interesting eighteen-hole links courses straddle a large grassed-over volcanic plug. 

Natural Space

A magnificent sandy beach with excellent views out onto the Firth of Forth. The beach is popular for windsurfing and kite flying when the weather is windy. 

Setting

There are plenty of places to walk in the area including a path behind the beach which leads through the sand dunes. To the west, visitors can walk to Gullane Point from where there are spectacular views over Gullane Bay and The Firth of Forth beyond.

Getting There

The beach is within walking distance of Gullane village, which has a number of coffee shops and restaurants.  The beach is sign posted from the main street.  There are regular bus services to the village.  
A large (fee payable) car park is situated adjacent to the beach.

Contact details

ELC Countryside
01620 827 459
Visit Website

Facilities

Family Friendly Recreation Friendly Sandy Dunes Toilets Rocky Pay Parking Windsurfing Good for Wildlife Disabled Visitor Facilities