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Sandend Bay Beach

Portsoy, Aberdeenshire

A sandy bay popular with families and surfers.

Beach Type



A camp site and a disused distillery



Nature and Wildlife

There is a coast path and some great scenery.

Water Quality




Tourist Information

Elgin TIC. 17 High Street. Elgin. Tel: 01343 552075


Nearest town: Portsoy
County: Aberdeenshire
Latitude/Longitude: 57.6837, -2.74132
Postcode: AB45 2UA
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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On the North East coast east of Elgin. take the A96 then the A98. Sandend is signposted off this road.

Nearest Railway Stations

Keith (Approx. 12 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available

Nearby Car Parks

Portsoy Sandend, Banff (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Ragged Edge at Portsoy, Banff (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Portsoy Old Parish Church, Banff (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
The Square, Portsoy (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Loch Soy, Portsoy (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Findlater Drive, Cullen (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
The Square, Cullen (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Old Church Road, Cullen (Unknown stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Castle Terrace, Cullen (Unknown stay).
About 3.4 miles away
Cornhill, Banff (Unknown stay).
About 5.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Portsoy