Discover the Coast

165 miles of Aberdeenshire Coastline is just waiting to be discovered.  Historic fishing villages, stunning clifftop walks and legendary castles line the way. 

Change your view

Stonehaven Sea Safari

What better way to take in the dramatic coastline of Northern Scotland than by sea? Stonehaven Sea Safari’s run exhilarating tours from Stonehaven Harbour around the fairytale castle at Dunnottar spotting some of our fantastic wildlife along the way including seals and dolphins. 

Wonderful Wildlife

Nature Reserves

The cliffs along the Aberdeenshire coast are home to countless species of native wildlife and stunning birds. The ever changing seasonal nature of their coastal habitats  mean there is always something new to spot, whatever time of year you visit.  

Clifftop Colonies

RSPB Fowlsheugh

The largest seabird colony in Eastern Scotland has made RSPB Fowlsheugh their spectacular home. Some of Scotland’s most well known birds such as kittiwakes, guillemots, razor bills and puffins can regularly be spotted here.  Don’t forget to cast your eye out to sea too for a glimpse of our dolphins or minke whales. 

Scenic and Historic

Cliff Top Walks

The 165 miles that make up the Aberdeenshire Coastline have been voted some of the most scenic in the world.  Lace up those walking boots, gather your daypack and let your feet put in the miles as you castle hop your way along the beautiful cliff tops taking in the hidden coves and stunning scenery. 

Coast Path Memorial

Stonehaven War Memorial

The stunning octagonal war memorial sits on the coast between Stonehaven and Dunnottar. Architect designed, the memorial cuts a striking figure on the clifftop and is a beautiful place to sit and remember. The moderately challenging hike to the top is rewarded with yet more stunning views.