This week we are at Newburgh Beach for our blog and what a wonderful beach it is! Located only about 7 miles from the Bothy, it is another one of our favourites to visit. The village of Newburgh is situated near the mouth of the River Ythan and is a perfect place to spot marine wildlife. Along the sandy estuary, look out for the large colony of grey seals – it has been said that there are around about 400 of them! I love watching them and know that my grandchildren love seeing them bobbing up and down in the water too!
This is also a fantastic area for bird watching and there is also a bird sanctuary here too so make sure that you pack a pair of binoculars when you visit! The long sandy beach and sand dunes provide an excellent habitat for the birds and the largest population of Eider ducks in the UK.
If that was not enough, make sure you keep an eye out for whales and dolphins which can be spotted near to the beach. So why not get out and enjoy this wonderful beach and see what wildlife you can spot!