The Scottish Borders has some lovely beaches which are well worth a visit. at the northern end of the Scottish Borders, just over the border from East Lothian is Gutcher's Hole, Pease Bay and then further down the coast there is St. Abbs, Coldingham Bay and Eymouth.
Eyemouth is a north facing sandy beach, fairly exposed but is ideal for catching crabs and starfishes. There is a coastal path running from the fishing village of St. Abbs along the cliff tops and beaches reaching Eyemouth.
Eyemouth itself is well worth a visit with interesting shops, some good restaurants and great ice cream! We stock ice-cream in our wee farm shop from Giacopazzi's who are based in Eyemouth. They also do fish and chips for the real seaside experience!
Coldingham Beach is at the mouth of the Buskin Burn on the coast of the Scottish Borders. It stretches for a kilometre within Coldingham Bay and there is a rocky shore at either end of the beach. As it is situated within the Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve, hermit crabs can be seen in the rocky pools and coastal grassland on the beach has flowers such as Restharrow plus many butterflies, including the Small Copper. This is a lovely beach.
Pease Bay is another beautiful sandy beach. It is flanked by sandstone cliffs and rocky outcrops. It is very popular with surfers as it is quite exposed. There are a lot of walks around the area and Pease Dean Wildlife Reserve, which is close to the beach, has footpaths leading through ancient woodland with plenty of wildflowers, bats and roe deer. The village of Cockburnspath is a short distance from the beach and the nearest town is Duns, with Dunbar just further up the coast