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Beautiful Spot - Off the beaten path.

This is a very beautiful beach on the East Coast of Scotland, near North Berwick, U.K. The water... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lovely walk

We stayed in North Bewick with family and took one car to Dirleton and walked back, collecting the... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Alan B
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5DS, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very beautiful beach on the East Coast of Scotland, near North Berwick, U.K. The water was dark blue, with a wonderful sandy beach to walk along. There is a small island off shore with an impressive light station. What a great place...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2018

We stayed in North Bewick with family and took one car to Dirleton and walked back, collecting the car later. The walk is about 4miles and takes you through fields, woods, along the beach and through the golf course with views across towards St Andrews...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 9 September 2018

we had discovered this place last year, had to go back, well worth the drive which appears to lead to nowhere. car parking is cheap, £2 for the day, on return the ice cream van was there - added bonus! we spent a great day...More

Thank rst4uk
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Visited in September. Dog friendly beach but clean with great views. Short walk from the car park. Quite busy on a Sunday afternoon but much quieter when we went back during the week.

1  Thank Inspiration611539
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit in the afternoon, as often if you go too early you may be in for the delights of the sea haa, a damp grey mist, which although atmospheric, does ruin the typical idyllic beach scenario. The car parking...More

1  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 22 August 2018

I come here regularly to walk my dog. It is a beautiful beach with lots of space for dogs and walkers. If you're in the area and fancy a nice beach walk, that's the place to come.

1  Thank Dana_Ross2010
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Met a family member there with our two children, lovely beach, good cheap parking and toilet facilities. Great for photography looking out to the islands.

1  Thank Mcouchard
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This has become one of our favourite locations, with miles of clean, almost deserted beach! There is ample parking, with clean, bright toilets. (Note that there is a charge, but the ticket is valid all day at any East Lothian beach car park). For the...More

Thank MajorSteve
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely beach,nice area with good food... you can walk around,many friendly dogs.Small place easy to walk.We went by train.

Thank emeseheg89
Reviewed 5 August 2018

I had never hunted sea glass before and became quite addicted to it! The light blues, whites, gorgeous lime greens and darker green tones in bigger pieces was amazing!

Thank iamgateway
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23 May 2018|
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Response from jchamberlain46 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Didn’t see any sign of wild camping when I visited early morning. There are plenty of sand dunes on the beach which would provide a discreet area for a tent
19 June 2017|
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Response from Janet3197 | Reviewed this property |
Please contact Lothian Regional Council, Haddington who will be able to provide you with all the information you need. Hope you have good weather for your bbq.
17 August 2015|
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Response from Fiona T | Reviewed this property |
Hi Council website says 9am-8/9pm summer only eastlothian.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/9759/public_toilet_availability_and_locations Hope that helps