My son and daughter in law captured this picture when they visited Sandend whilst on holiday recently. This beautiful little village lies only 3 miles to the east of Cullen. It dates back to the 1600’s and was one of the first fishing communities in the area. The harbour was built back in 1830 by a local landowner and it is one of the smallest fishing villages along the Banffshire Coast. In its hey day, it had a fleet of only 16 boats.
Sandend is an extremely popular spot for surfers and on the day my family visited, they spotted a few riding on the waves! Some say that the waves here at Sandend are some of the best in the country. It is easy to see why though with the long sandy beach! It is just a super spot!
Around the harbour, there are the lovely little fisher cottages, that, like many other cottages along the coast, sit gable end facing the sea. This is the oldest part of the village and many of the cottages probably date back to round about the same time as when the harbour was built.
Sandend is certainly worth visiting if you are in the area. Why not stop to admire the view or see if you can spot some surfers enjoying the waves!