Walk: Dunbar's coastal playground

[The coast path takes in plenty of attractive coastal scenery]

With a leisure centre, golf course and excellent scenery, Dunbar's local shoreline is an extensive coastal playground and a truly lovely destination for an afternoon of leisure - though the huge outdoor swimming pool the town still seems to be so proud of closed in the 1980's. The coast path takes in the enormous sands of Belhaven Bay (most impressive at low tide) and several rocky coves, with distant views of Bass Rock and Berwick Law to the west. Back at the east end, combine it with the town's many other attractions to make a full day.

[View west to Belhaven Bay]

Name: Walk: Dunbar's coastal playground ★★☆☆
Length: 4 km / 2 miles
Ascent: 30 metres
Points of interest: Dunbar & town sights; Dunbar cliffs & bays; Belhaven Bay (cross bridge to explore fully)
Start / finish: Free street parking on North Road, Dunbar, G.R.: NT 673791 ///lend.those.salaried
Some alternative start points have parking restrictions or charges.

Route: North Road - Dunbar town centre - Belhaven Bay by John Muir Way / coast path - Back Road - start
Terrain: Quiet residential street and clear paths, often surfaced.
Wildlife today: Eider ducks and seagulls along the coast; nesting kittiwakes at Dunbar Castle.
Weather today: Sunny, cold wind, about 10°C.

>> see separate post for Belhaven Bay ★★☆☆
>> see separate post for Dunbar ★★☆☆

[Rocky beach near Dunbar centre]


Route credit: Walkhighlands (modified)

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