Coastal Walk: Portsoy to Sandend (and back)
Date: Sunday 28th February 2010
Company: Myself and Beinn
Time: 2Hrs 30Mins
Dog friendly: Yes (need to be kept on a lead in places)

Almost one year ago, I swapped hills for coast to walk a stretch of my local coastline from Sandend to Cullen. Was feeling really scunnered with snow today so I set off to walk the next stretch of coastline from Portsoy to Sandend. Ten minutes after setting off from home I arrived in Portsoy. I parked at the harbour and after taking a few pics, set off along the coast.

The Shore Inn, Portsoy:

Portsoy Harbour:


Portsoy Harbour:

Looking towards Portsoy Open Air Pool:

Coast leading to Redhythe Point:

Was interesting to find an open air swimming pool about 5-10 minutes along from the harbour. Shame it is now closed.

Portsoy Open Air Pool (full at High Tide):

Portsoy Open Air Pool (empty two hours later):

The next stretch of coast I had walked a couple of times previously, en-route to climbing at the Redhythe Point sea cliffs.

Inlet between Portsoy and Redhythe Point:

According to the Aberdeenshire Council website the ruin building at Redhythe is a former rifle range.

Redhythe (former Rifle Range):

Cliffs at Redhythe Point:


Logiehead in distance:

The Bin of Cullen was looking nice today (lots of forest surrounding the hill hence snow only at top)

Bin of Cullen above Sandend village (zoomed):

Have visited Sandend beach many times previously but didn't realise that there was another small bay next to it called Red Haven.

Red Haven:

Red Haven (looking back):

Sandend Village across Sandend Bay:

On reaching Sandend beach we walked the length of the beach before heading back.


Anti-tank blocks:

Beinn on the beach: