St Cyrus Beach, Aberdeenshire
St Cyrus beach is a nature reserve on the East coast, just north of Montrose. The beach is accessed by a wooden walkway from where you can view the inland cliffs, and many varieties of colourful wild flowers.
It was beautiful walking past the flowers and seeing all the different types of butterflies fluttering around. We could hear falcons above our heads, and the expanse of flat white sand, rimmed with driftwood and constructions of driftwood shelters with a distant waterfall really gave the beach a paradisiacal feel. Maybe the sun helped us out with that feeling too?
We had a great time paddling in the sea, seeing how many jellyfish we could count, drawing in the sand and building a giant sand crab, complete with decorations. Seeing how sleepy little one was getting, we had a quick lunch and headed back to the van just as the clouds came rolling in.
There is an excellent visitor centre providing further information on the local fauna and flora. Our son especially liked the fish tank and insect tank at the top of the stairs. There are also facilities here. The car park has a height restriction bar across it though there is limited parking for higher vehicles across the road by the visitor centre.
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