The Montrose extensive golden beach is accessed by steep steps. Adjacent to the beach is a modern, purpose built play area which incorporates a number of activity areas that provide a wide variety of opportunities for children of all ages, including an attractive paddling pool in a secure environment. The area also includes a family run café and amusement centre. Next to the play area is the Traill Pavilion which includes toilets and a café. Directly behind the play area is a pitch and putt course. All these facilities are provided with ample car parking and picnic areas.
From its early inception as a port Montrose had traded in skins, hides and cured salmon but in the 17th century began to export wheat and barley in regular trading transactions with the Hanseatic League. The town imported flax and timber from the Baltic; salt, fruit and wine from France and Portugal. The wealth this brought to the town is demonstrated in the surviving houses built by landowning and merchant families as well as local street names of "America Street", "California Street", "Baltic Street" and "India Street" evidencing its trading heritage. The wealth accrued by trade was substantial. Wealthy merchants in the 18th and 19th centuries dominated the town and built their houses gable to gable.
The beach sits in front of a tidal basin and nature reserve: Montrose House of Dun & Montrose Basin Nature Reserve.
A magnificent beach of firm clean sands backed by a 9m high dune ridge. Access is from the southern end of the beach. At the entrance a stretch of seawall edges the beach, protecting the car park and facilities above.
Montrose Seafront and Splash Play Area is located at Traill Drive, East Links, Montrose and is well sign posted from the Montrose A92 Arbroath and Aberdeen approaches and approximately 2km from Montrose Town Centre.
The main access points to the beach are by step at the promenade or a wheelchair friendly ramp to the north of the awards area.
Contact detailsAngus Council
03452 777 778