Monifieth Sands is a sandy stretch of beach on the north shore of the Firth of Tay, stretching from Barnhill in the west to the Barry Sands in the east. Monifieth Bay is a site of special scientific interest for wildfowl and wadering birds. Groynes and some rocks are exposed at low tide.  Behind the beach there is an excellent play area for children and a skate board park.


Monifieth remained a small village, until the early 19th century. In the eighteenth century, the economy of the parish was mainly dependent on agriculture. Other industries included quarrying, weaving within the home and the start of manufacturing of linseed oil at a water-powered mill by the Dighty burn, Although Monifieth had no harbour, cargo was off-loaded from vessels on Monifieth Sands (in the relatively sheltered Firth of Tay) at low tide and horse-drawn vehicles would move the cargo to nearby destinations.

Natural Space

Monifieth Bay is a site of special scientific interest for wildfowl and wading birds the area behind the beach has a play area and consists mainly of managed open grassland.


The beach area is separated from the town by the railway, open views out to sea from the promenade and beach area.

Getting There 

The A930 from Dundee passes through Monifieth and the beach car park is just to the south of this road.  A cycle and walking path connecting Dundee to Arbroath passes Monifieth Beach.  The route connects to train stations joining many of the beaches in Angus.

Contact details

Angus Council
03452 777 778


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