Aberdeen Coast Guide 

Aberdeen is a thriving, cosmopolitan port in the north-east of Scotland. Known as the granite city - as it is built mostly of the local grey granite, the city is busy and modern. It's current prosperity is derived form the oil boom in the North Sea which has been underway since the 1980's. 

                                                                                          Castlegare area Aberdeen

Aberdeen QuayFor details of  Aberdeen Hotels and Holidays, Guest Houses, Cottages  and to visit Attractions. Go to Aberdeen Hotels  Guest Houses and Attractions

Traditional industries such as fishing and farming still flourish in and around the city but Aberdeen's buoyant modern economy - reflected in unemployment rates consistently under 2% - is fuelled by the oil industry, earning the city its epithet as 'Oil Capital of Europe'.

Another  industry that is still thriving in the north east region is the fishing industry, although this is not as important a part of the economy as it once was. The nearby ports of Peterhead and Fraserburgh also have large fishing fleets. 

The area also boasts many miles of unspoilt coast where golden sands stretch for miles and tiny picturesque villages nestle into the cliff; villages such as Gardenstown and Crovie as well as Pennan, which found fame as the location for the film Local Hero.


The coast also provides great opportunities for nature lovers, with a profusion of bird life and wildlife accessible in a number of nature reserves. It also keeps water sports enthusiasts happy, with numerous outlets for sailing and windsurfing.

         North Sea Oil     Aberdeen Fish Market       Peterhead 



Places to visit around Aberdeen 

Satrosphere - Science Centre for children - 179, Constitution St, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB24 5TU Tel: 01224 640340  http://www.satrosphere.net/ 

Corgarff Castle - Corgarff, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire AB36 8YP Tel: 019756 51460 

Duthie Park Winter Gardens - Polmuir Rd, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB11 7TH Tel: 01224 583155

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We will bring you feature  articles  about the coastline and  news items about life in the coastal area. contributions to this section are welcome.

Attractions - see listings pages

Plymouth WaterfrontA huge selection of attractions are available within the coastal area and this section will have details of many of them. From piers and harbours to fun fairs and roller coasters, the listings will have details of what's available in your chosen area. For details of attractions look in the resort pages. 

 The National Marine Aquarium - Plymouth



Cliff and coast walkingWhether your idea of an ideal activity is sunbathing or you prefer something more strenuous, the  chances are that you will be able to pursue this at the coast. There is a wide selection of activities that can be found on our coastline - these range from a gentle stroll to the next bay, to swimming and snorkelling, to more energetic activities such as sailing, surfing, windsurfing and kite sailing. See Activities section.


Beach PubPubs, restaurants and shopping guide

The listings section will also have details of pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and shops available in the locality. Restaurants and shops coming soon.....

     The Beach Pub - Exmouth







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