Walk: South from St Abbs
The coastline south of St Abbs isn't quite as absorbing as the famous cliffs to the north, but still makes for an enjoyable, popular half day walk to Eyemouth, 4 miles distant. The Berwickshire Coast Path leads past the sands and surfing hotspot of Coldingham Bay before taking on an increasingly rugged coastline pockmarked with rocky coves and hidden-away streams. An ugly caravan park heralds the arrival at Eyemouth: another fascinating fishing village with plenty to see, described on our separate feature page. Return the same way - doubling the distance published below - or hop on the infrequent bus service, after checking timetables in advance of your trip.
|[St Abbs, the start of the walk]|
📌 Walk: South from St Abbs ★★★☆☆
▶ 6 km / 4 miles | ▲ 140 metres | ⌚ Half day walk
Points of interest: St Abbs Visitor Centre; St Abbs; Coldingham Bay; Eyemouth & village sights
Start: Old School, St Abbs Road / B6438, St Abbs village centre, G.R.: NT 918674 ///chats.following.spoil
Finish: Car park on High Street / B6355, Eyemouth village centre, G.R.: NT 944645 ///necks.atlas.cheat
Transport to start: Park at the finish and take the bus to the start (several times daily, but check times in advance)
Route: Start - St Abbs - Coldingham Bay - Eyemouth via coast path
Terrain: Clear footpaths but with a reasonable amount of up and down.
Wildlife today: Seagulls eating discarded fish heads at St Abbs harbour; a few other seabirds
Weather today: Extensive sunshine, temperature in high teens, light winds.
>> Coldingham Bay ★★★☆☆
>> Eyemouth page: Eyemouth ★★☆☆☆ & village sights
>> St Abbs ★★☆☆☆
>> St Abbs Visitor Centre ★☆☆☆☆
Route credit: Berwickshire Coast Path
Chronological photo guide
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