Catterline Bay

Aberdeenshire | Catterline | Beach | ★★

[Catterline Bay]

The tiny fishing village of Catterline is reached by narrow lanes branching off from the scenic A92 south of Stonehaven. The swish Creel Inn seafood restaurant sits high above the picturesque bay and intimate harbour, providing the vital life support for this otherwise remote settlement. It's deservedly the main objective for 90% of visitors - including us - but if you have time to linger, continue along the perilously narrow tarmac which descends to the foot of the cliffs at Catterline Bay. The beach is only narrow and of shingle rather than sand; on the plus side, this means you're quite likely to get it more or less to yourself - and there are opportunities for rockpooling around the conglomerate sea stacks and platforms. The spectacular seabird cliffs at Fowlsheugh are a little way north along the coast; it's probably best to drive or cycle, as we're unaware of a coast path.

[Superb food at the Creel Inn]

Location & info

📌 Catterline Bay ★★
Aberdeenshire, G.R.: NO 870782 ///

Nearby (1-3 mi away)

>> RSPB Fowlsheugh ★★★★ (1 mi ↑)

[Catterline Bay]

[Catterline Bay]

[Catterline Bay]

[Catterline Bay]

[Catterline Bay]

[RSPB Fowlsheugh (3/6/14)]


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