You can't beat a walk along a beautiful beach, maybe a paddle in the sea, followed by lunch in a local cafe then back to your Hideaway to relax in the hot tub.
We are not located far from the East coast of Scotland and some very unspoiled and empty beaches.
The nearby City of Dundee is where the famous River Tay, Scotland's longest river, meets the North Sea on the East Coast of Scotland. Two of our favourite beaches are on the north side of the Tay Estauary in the Angus and Dundee region, at Lunan Bay and Broughty Ferry. Another two are located to the south of the Tay Estuary in the region of Fife, at Tentsmuir Nature Reserve and St Andrews.
TENTSMUIR NATURE RESERVE
One of our favourite places on earth. This beautiful nature reserve on the south side of the Tay Estuary just into the region of Fife is a 30 minute drive from your Hideaway. Stunning pine forests with many walking tracks and miles of sand dunes and beach with hardly a soul to be seen. Drive over the Tay Bridge, take signs for Tayport village, park on the eastern edge of the village and walk into Tentsmuir from here.
Another stunning expanse of unspoiled sand, this time in Angus, about 45 minutes drive from your Hideaway. You will enjoy a scenic drive to this beach either cross country or along the Angus coastline from Dundee. Beautiful sand dunes, a sandy beach and a lovely cafe to enjoy an ice cream or lunch. We recommend a drive back home via the famous fishing town of Arbroath for fish and chips next to the sea or to buy an Arbroath Smokie (smoked haddock) to enjoy back at your Hideaway.
West Sands beach at St Andrews, made famous by the film Chaiots of Fire. Two miles of sandy beach on the edge of the famous and historic university town of St Andrews. A 40 minute drive south from your Hideaway into Fife. Combine a walk along this beach, which runs alongside the world famous "Old Course" golf course, with a walk around St Andrews which has fantastic shops and places to eat. Our favourite is the farm restaurant, Balgove Larder on the edge of town which has a great steak barn restaurant.
A seaside village on the outskirts of Dundee, Broughty Ferry is a lovely place to spend an afternoon or evening. A beach at the heart of Broughty Ferry where the River Tay meets the North Sea. Ideal for a walk along the waterfront then lunch or dinner in one of Broughty Ferry's many tasty and funky restaurants to eat. We would recommend Bruach for cocktails and food, or Dundee's number one restaurant on Trip Advisor, Sol y Sombras Tapas Bar. Broughty Ferry is a 20 minute drive.