New Aberdour

IMG_4907 New Aberdour Kirk graveyard IMG_4909 New Aberdour BeachWe are really enjoying getting out and exploring all the lovely little villages along the coast.  Our coastal tour is continuing and these pictures were taken in New Aberdour.  This is the Old Kirk and New Aberdour beach.  New Aberdour lies between Pennan and Rosehearty and is less than 5 miles from each village.

We stopped at the Old Kirk before heading down to the beach.  The Old Kirk sits at the top of the hill and looks out towards the cliffs.  The Kirk dates from the 16th century and was built on the site of a church whose history goes back to the fifth century.

After we stopped at the Old Kirk, we took the car down to the beach.  There is plenty parking spaces at the end of the road when you reach the beach.  The beach is a shingle beach but is does have sand at the eastern side.  It has some amazing sandstone caves that you can have a wander through and do some exploring.  You can also see St Drostan’s Well – this is a white walled drinking fountain which is named after the saint who is said to have landed on the beach 580AD.

On the other end of the beach, there is the memorial to Jane Whyte.  Back in October 1886, she helped rescue the crew of the steamship William Hope which was wrecked close to the shore.

If you like exploring then why not take a picnic and your camera and head along for a visit!

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