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St.Abbs Beach

Coldingham, Scottish Borders

A picturesque harbour village with a sandy beach nearby.

Beach Type



Cafes and shops in St Abbs as well as a weekly local market


A very popular spot with divers
The area also offers sea and river fishing and boat trips

Nature and Wildlife

Lots to explore including nearby beaches and a nature reserve. this is a great place for birdwatchers.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Tourist Information


Nearest town: Coldingham
County: Scottish Borders
Latitude/Longitude: 55.8991, -2.12779
Postcode: TD14 5PW
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Take the A1 east from Dunbar and Edingburgh. Follow signs to Coldingham. then pass through the town on the same road. which leads to St Abbs.

Public Transport

Edinburgh- Berwick-upon-Tweed - Service 253 passes through St Abbs and runs 6 times per day.

Nearest Railway Stations

Berwick-upon-Tweed (Approx. 10 miles away)

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

Nearby Car Parks

Harbour, St Abbs (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
High Street, Coldingham (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Priors Walk, Coldingham (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Church Street, Eyemouth (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
The Avenue, Eyemouth (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Victoria Road, Eyemouth (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
The Crofts, Ayton (Unknown stay).
About 3.9 miles away
Ladeside, Reston (Unknown stay).
About 4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Coldingham