Pease Bay would be perfectly secluded if it wasn't for the large caravan site on the sand dunes behind it. Accessed by a quiet minor road with a small ford, this sandy beach is bordered by vegetated sandstone cliffs and looks best at low tide, when there's quite a lot to explore. Rock bands towards the western end conceal a number of surprisingly deep rock pools, harbouring fish waiting for the tide to return and some of the biggest crabs we've ever seen, hiding just out of reach of human hands. Despite the proximity of the holiday park, there were only a couple of other visitors around when we visited on a sunny, breezy Saturday morning in June. And on the landward side, Pease Dean Nature Reserve was even quieter. Not that we were complaining.
Name: Pease Bay ★★★☆☆
Location: Off minor road a mile east of Cockburnspath, G.R.: NT 793710 ///rainbow.croaking.smile
Anything else: At high tide there's not much to see. Park in the tiny car park at G.R.: NT 795706 ///voucher.funny.opened or possibly the caravan site visitor's car park just across the burn. From here it's a 5-min walk to the beach through the caravan site. Depending on the direction you approach from and where you park, you may need to drive through a ford.
|[Looking back towards the caravan park]|