Walk: South from St Abbs

Scottish Borders | St Abbs | Half day walk | ★★★

[Linkim Shore]

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
Features: 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

[Hairy Ness]

Route map


Route credit: Berwickshire Coast Path

Chronological photo guide

[St Abbs]

[Coldingham Bay]

[Coldingham Bay]

[Milldown Burn]

[Milldown Point]

[Yellow Craig Head]

[Linkim Shore]

[Fleur's Dean]

[Fleur's Dean]

[View back to Linkim Shore]

[Killiedraught Bay]

[Killiedraught Bay]

[Hairy Ness]

[Approaching Eyemouth]

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