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St Abbs & Area

Use the map and leaflets below to help plan your trip to St Abbs and the surrounding area.

Eyemouth town

Eyemouth has numerous pubs, restaurants and shops, a sandy beach and a large working harbour to visit. Visit Eyemouth website

The St Abbs Visitor Centre

Our fabulous Centre! The perfect place to begin your exploration of St Abbs and the surrounding area.

St Abbs Harbour

Often bustling with activity, this is one of the liveliest harbours on Scotlands east coast. Look out for fishermen landing their catch, divers kitting up and anglers casting off from the harbour walls. Cafe and public toilets.

St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve

Open everyday of the year, the St Abbs Head National Nature Reserve is owned and managed by the National Trust for Scotland. 45,000 seabirds nest on the towering cliffs here in May and June. NTS website

Coldingham Sands

Coldingham Sands is arguably the best bathing beach on the Berwickshire coast. Colourful beach huts overlook the sandy beach and rockpools. Cafe and lifeguard service during the summer months, public toilets open all year.

The Berwickshire Coast Path

The 28.5 mile Berwickshire Coastal Path runs from Cockburnspath to Berwick-on-Tweed. On the way it takes in the highest cliffs on the east coast of Britain and passes right by the door of the Visitor Centre! Download the - Coast path leaflet

St Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve

Famous for diving, the waters off the Berwickshire coastline have been designated a Voluntary Marine Reserve since 1984.

Coldingham village

Coldingham has pubs, shops and an ancient priory to visit. Coldingham village website

Coastal Path to Coldingham Sands

A 10 minute walk from St Abbs is the beautiful sandy beach known locally as the 'sands'.

St Abbs Lifeboat Station

Home of the newly formed independent St Abbs Lifeboat. For more information and ways to support this fantastic charity see Website

Putting green

Open days and evenings from June - August. Putters and balls available from St Abbs Post Office.

Village shop and Post Office

Small but you will be amazed by what they can fit into a small space! Newspapers, postcards, national lottery, groceries, fresh bread, souvenirs, books, maps, post office facilities and even diving equipment! Open 7 days a week.

The Ebba Centre and Old School Cafe

Village hall, cafe and market every Friday April - October of local produce and crafts. For more information about The Ebba Centre visit the website. Visit the St Abbs Market website by clicking here.

Northfield Farm

With a National Trust for Scotland Nature Centre, cafe, toilets and art gallery, a visit here is highly recommended.

The Creel Path

Stroll this historic path linking St Abbs with Coldingham. Fishermen living in Coldingham once carried their gear along this trail to St Abbs, then known as Coldingham Shore.

The Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast European Marine Site

The rocky reefs, sea caves and grey seals in the area are protected by this European designation. Find out more here - EMS website

Eyemouth Golf Club

Golf Course, bar, restaurant, pro shop, video analysis, visiting parties welcome. Function suite for weddings, parties and events. Website

Gunsgreen House

Gunsgreen House tells the story of its past through the Smuggling Experience, a fun and interactive museum, as well as tours through the historical rooms on the other floors. Website

Eyemouth Museum and Tourist Information Centre

Eyemouth Museum is based in the centre of the town and documents the fishing and social heritage of Eyemouth. Also tourist information, gift shop and exhibition gallery. Website

Eyemouth Maritime Centre

The Eyemouth Maritime Centre tells the story of man afloat.The current exhibition The Smugglers gives an interesting insight into the clandestine world of smuggling. Website

Eyemouth Leisure Centre

Beachfront location, swimming pool, toddler pool, fun sessions, classes and gym. Website
Click on the image of the leaflet you wish to download:

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Berwickshire Coastal Path (Scottish Borders Council leaflet)

 

 

 

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Saints and Seabirds (National Trust for Scotland leaflet)

 

 

 

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A Wonderful World Beneath the Waves (St Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve leaflet)

 

 

 

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The Rockpool Explorer’s Guide (St Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve leaflet)

 

 

 

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Eyemouth, Coldingham and St Abbs Guide (Eyemouth and District Chamber of Trade leaflet)

 

 

 

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The recently completed John Muir Way is Scotland’s newest long-distance route. It stretches 134 miles across Scotland’s heartland, from Helensburgh in the west to Dunbar in the east. You can continue eastwards from Dunbar and link up to the Berwickshire Coast Path by using the Dunbar – Dunglass link route. Download the walk leaflet here and find out more about the John Muir Way here.