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Sands of Forvie, Ellon

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  • This place is home for dozens if not hundreds of seals. If you travel by public transport use bus no 63 from Aberdeen (around 40 minutes ride).  more »
  • I was the Forvie nature reserve twice now and both times I enjoyed it tremendously. Do not expect such a beautiful sandy beach and right high sand dunes in Scotland! It was also not too crowded, you can really enjoy the nature alone. Back and back takes about 1.5 hrs. Alternatively you can run flat even one to get additional views of the dunes. Definitely, you should take the time yet, and insert a stop in Newburgh. From there, it is at the golf course pretty quickly at the river mouth of the Ythan River. And here you can watch hundreds of seals on the beach! Best it's at low tide, but also at high tide can romp about a few curious animals in the river bed. I could spend hours there. Just sit on the beach, listening to the waves and the seals and enjoy the peace and quiet! In the spring, access, is however partially blocked because the seals at the time get boy. So the best first time check-in on the website. Both "walks" are really easy to deal with and not very long. Only on the sand dunes, it is of course somewhat strenuous, because it runs on sand ;)
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  • Such a lovely day we decided to go for a walk at Forvie nature reserve, handy car park by the bridge and a short walk in. Spent over two hours walking around admiring the lovely scenery abd watching s...  more »