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City Beach, Aberdeen

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Spend time by the sea just a short distance from Aberdeen's center at City Beach. The long sandy stretch enjoys popularity among both locals and visitors. In addition to being a perfect area to take a stroll in the sea breeze, the beach offers a number of different amenities you can enjoy. Along its length you'll find plenty of restaurants and cafes, movie theaters, and recreational facilities. Would-be bathers be warned: even though you may see an occasional swimmer in the sea, the water this far north is usually too cold for a pleasurable dip. Arrange your visit to City Beach and discover more family-friendly attractions in Aberdeen using our Aberdeen trip maker app .
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  • We came to Aberdeen for a little weekend break with our two young children (8 and 2 years) We went straight for the beach for an evening stroll and luckily the weather was gorgeous. We got parked on t...  more »
  • It a long open beach and probably quite fantastic for the kids when it's hot and sunny daytime ... or much later on for a quiet drink when the sun almost goes down.  more »
  • Went down near sunset to enjoy a nice walk. The boardwalk goes fro several miles from Footdee and lots of people walk and cycle on this. A very nice atmosphere to enjoy walks and views.  more »

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Aberdeen offers a wide range of accommodation options, including hotels, guesthouses, and bed and breakfasts. You'll be able to find something within your budget, whether you're looking for an inexpensive option or a luxurious five-star hotel. For the latter, you may have to stay just outside the city and have access to a car to easily be able to come and go. Nearby towns such as Stonehaven have popular tourist attractions and are an attractive alternative to staying directly in Aberdeen.
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