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“A secret beach in Angus”
Review of Lunan Bay

Lunan Bay
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Owner description: Foremans Cottage is a stylish and sophisticated retreat on Lunan Bay Beach. It has been featured in many glossies and with its 3 bedrooms, one with ensuite roll top, drench showers, and open fireplaces and log burner, it is ideal for a romantic break, families and a get away from it all break. The beach at Lunan is idyllic all year round.
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Lunan Bay is a fantastic beach to visit. It is about 5 miles north of Arbroath along the coastline.This is a beach and dunes of golden sands which extend along for about a mile with the River Lunan coming out to the sea around half way. Beside what were old salmon net poles. This can be easily crossed on the beach using bare feet. There are a lot of lovely walks which can easily be followed as well as the beach itself.
There is also the remains of the old Red Castle on top of one of the cliffs although this has been allowed to become a ruin.It was built for King William the Lion in the late 12th Century to fight off the Vikings.
This beach has a Blue Flag status which is good for kids wading and splashing about., but it is also situated on a shelf. This means that you should be wary of going out too far. Inflatables are also not recommended as the tide can take both young swimmers and inflatables out to sea. Although I have often seen surfers out there.
It is popular with campers as it offers a campsite as well as a newly built bunkhouse. There is also a diner, all within 50 yards of the beach. Although many opt to take a picnic or barbecue, as you can spend a few hours along this beach.
There is ample parking at the back of the dunes although gates are shut between 8pm and 8am.
There is sign posts along the A92 tolunan Bay but the roads off there towards Lunan Bay are more single track with passing places.
Unfortunately my photos can only show half the beach at a time at it stretches for over a mile. The walks can also take you through the dunes or the woods, a great place for dog walkers!

Thank Beverley M
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"car park"
in 31 reviews
"great beach"
in 12 reviews
"dog walkers"
in 8 reviews
"sand dunes"
in 32 reviews
"long stretch"
in 3 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 11 reviews
"picnic benches"
in 2 reviews
"school holidays"
in 2 reviews
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"red castle"
in 12 reviews
"sunny day"
in 6 reviews
"low tide"
in 2 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 3 reviews
"golden sands"
in 8 reviews
"many years"
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"rock pools"
in 5 reviews
"ruined castle"
in 3 reviews

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

This place literally took my breath away. Perfectly stunning bay, beautiful clean and uncrowded. Only one man on it the day we visited

Thank richard k
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This beach is very nice and very wide. It’s a perfect retreat from which to admire the sea, relax, go for a run or walk your dog. Wonderful experience even when it rains!

Thank Adrián B
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

This a great place to pass a few hours if the Scottish sun makes an appearance, there is also a lovely little cafe at the car park serving great coffee and snacks.

Thank Adam C
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We visited Lunan Bay recently, intending to walk the length of the beach. However, it turned out to be one of the sunniest and hottest days of the summer and we ended up sitting enjoying the view, followed by a gentle stroll along the water's edge. The bay, contained between two outcrops of cliffs, is one of the most beautiful beaches in Scotland. As it was hot and the school holidays, there were lots of families enjoying themselves. However, there is plenty of space and the beach could not be described as busy. There is a good sized car park, and an overflow area was in use too. Well worth a visit.

Thank Richard W
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