Our coastal tour continues and this week, we are in St Combs. St Combs is another small fishing village on the coast near Fraserburgh. It takes its name from a church to St Colm or Columba that used to exist in the area.
This is a picture of the beach on a walk that you can do between St Combs and Rattray Head. This is about a 6 mile walk that starts south of St Combs and takes you along the sandy beach next to the dunes and past Loch of Strathbeg. The dunes here are beautiful and play host to a wide range of flora and fauna. The walk takes you inland and around a lagoon – this is a great haven for birds!
The lighthouse at Rattray Head sits out on a giant plinth out in the sea. The lighthouse was built in 1895 and stands 37m high. In February 1982, it became automated and unmanned. You can access the lighthouse via a causeway but this is only visible at low tide.