Fraserburgh, or ‘the Broch’ as it is locally known, is situated at the northern limits of the East Grampian coastline.
Kinnaird Head also offers a spectacular viewpoint for scenery and wildlife. Dolphins and whales can often be spotted here, close to the deep waters of the near-by Southern Trench. Birds come very close to the shore in order to reduce the distance they need to travel.
Immediately to the east of the town is one of the best beaches in Scotland: Fraserburgh Bay. It has miles of golden sand and a seashore centre run by Aberdeenshire Rangers Service. The waves here are popular with surfers and Fraserburgh featured as a host in the UK Pro Surf Tour 2010.
- Learn about life as a lighthouse keeper and marvel at the oldest lighthouse on mainland Scotland at the award winning Museum of Scottish Lighthouses
- Admire the views and watch for dolphins at Kinnaird Head
- Walk, surf or relax at the beautiful golden beaches of Fraserburgh Bay
- Discover almost half a century of history at the community-run Fraserburgh Heritage Centre
- Take home fresh fish direct from small factory shops at Fraserburgh Harbour
- Enjoy the scenery and keep an eye out for kingfishers at Waters of Philorth LNR
Fraserburgh Bay and Waters of Philorth (6.5km/4 miles)