Family adventure awaits you in Aberdeenshire

With 165 miles of dramatic coastline, ancient forests, panoramic views and epic landscapes, Aberdeenshire is the perfect destination to experience new adventures and make lifelong memories for you and your family.


With an abundance of sandy beaches in the region, you’re spoiled for family days out. Walk with the sand between your toes and breathe in the fresh sea air.  South of the city you can walk miles along the golden St Cyrus beach, and Stonehaven and Aberdeen beaches both have a range of cafes, food trucks and restaurants to enjoy the freshest seafood, locally brewed coffee and world famous ice cream. Head north from the city to visit Balmedie and Cruden Bay beaches, both locations are fantastic for fun activities. Explore the famous picturesque sand dunes, and for nearby wildlife spotting, the Forvie Nature Reserve is home to a 400-strong colony of grey seals. If you’re more adventurous, try a range of water sports from surfing to paddleboarding at Fraserburgh beach or Stonehaven harbour respectively. 


Location: Balmedie Beach 

Forests to the Hills

Venture out in the crisp fresh air whether it’s walking, cycling or mountain biking, there’s plenty to keep you active in Aberdeenshire.  The Deeside Way and the Formartine and Buchan Way are old railway lines perfect for walking or cycling. Explore ancient forests with a walk up Craigendarroch hill or Scolty hill where you can view beautiful landscapes at the top.  For a full day out, pack your picnic and scale Bennachie or around Loch Muick with epic views that are unforgettable. Tarland Trails and Aboyne Bike Park are great for mountain biking activities, and there are plenty of routes throughout the region to venture through.


Location: Bennachie 

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