St Cyrus Beach, Aberdeenshire

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.

The wooden walkway quickened the approach to the beach - race on!

 

Information board, with inland cliffs in the background

 

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?

Wildflowers

What do you reckon lives in there? Apparently baby dinosaurs

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.

***Please note: This is a blog that was previously published on another of our blogs Adventurous Little Legs, and linked to an online store we also had. We have closed these both down. All content and pictures remain those of Stacey and Keith at Adventurous Little Legs and An Outdoors Family

 

Jellies! One of many

Plenty of jellies on the beach, and inspiration for our son to draw his own, complete with happy face :)

One of the many driftwood shelters on the beach. If he could've, I think he would've stayed there

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