St Abbs Head Coastal Walk
This walk in the Scottish Borders follows a section of the Berwickshire Coastal Path to St Abbs Head and lighthouse. It's a rugged stretch of coast with some interesting rock formations and fine sea views.
You can pick up the coastal path in the village and then follow it north to Starney Bay, Bell Hill and Horecastle Bay to the headland. Here you'll find the remains of St Abb's Kirk and a fine viewpoint. The area is great for wildlife with thousands of sea birds to see. Keep your eyes peeled for Guillemots, Kittiwakes, Puffins, Razorbills and even dolphins as you make your way along the cliff path. Slightly inland there's also the Mire Loch with swans, ducks, damselflies and butterflies.
The site also includes a visitor centre, coffee shop, art gallery and textile shop. There's some fine exhibitions in the Nature Centre where you can learn all about the wildlife, geology and history of the headland.
PostcodeTD14 5QF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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St Abbs Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
St Abbs Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
St Abbs OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
St Abbs Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Contented Sole is in a lovely spot by the harbour in the village. They serve fine seafood which you can enjoy outside with a view of the water. You can find them at postcode TD14 5HS for your sat navs.
Some of the cliffs are very high so it's best to keep dogs on leads in these areas. The Contented Sole mentioned above is dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Eyemouth to St Abbs Walk will take you along the coast path to the headland from the nearby town. Eyemouth is well worth a visit, with its picturesque harbour and the historic Gunsgreen House to see.