First settled by fishermen in 1593, Peterhead is the biggest town in Aberdeenshire and is affectionately known as the ‘Blue Toon’. Today, it is the UK’s largest white and pelagic fishing port, landing over 90,000 tonnes of fish each year.
The award winning beach at Peterhead has some of the cleanest bathing waters on this coast. Located next to the marina in Peterhead Bay, this is a great beach for a family day out in summer.
The ‘Blue Toon’ hosts a number of events throughout the year. The biggest of which is Peterhead Scottish week which usually runs in the third week of July.
Things to see and do
- Get there early in the morning and experience the bustle of Peterhead’s busy fishing port
- Admire Peterhead’s award-winning beach and take a paddle in the sea
- Don your tartan and get involved in Peterhead Scottish Week in July
Peterhead Online has detailed information on local attractions in the area.