Balmedie Country Park
This Park has a long stretch of beautiful sandy beach behind which are sand dunes, great and small, to explore. A total of 1700 metres of boardwalk assist visitor access through the dunes.
The park is within part of a dune system that stretches 14 miles from Aberdeen, to just north of the mouth of the River Ythan at Newburgh.
The beach is sandy and over the years has won a number of awards, including a seaside award in 2006 and 2007.
At the back of the beach is a substantial area of sand dunes, where the principal vegetation is marram grass, but also contains a range of other plants at home in this type of environment.
Two watercourses make their way to the sea within the area covered by the park, creating ribbons of wetland vegetation along their course.
On the landward side of the dunes is an area of stable grassland, where the car parks and picnic benches are situated.
Barbecue fire stands are available (To book, phone: Brian Shand on 01358 726414 or Hazel Simpson on 01358 726415).