Staying around the borders?
If you’re planning a visit to the east side of the Scottish Borders, or just don’t mind some driving, then this one is for you.
Eyemouth is a small town at the Scottish borders, in Berwickshire, and it is a great bolthole for exploring more of the borders.
We stayed at Eyemouth Holiday Park, run by Parkdean, during our stay. Many places were booked up quickly, so keep an eye out for spaces and deals there, or thereabouts!
Below I made a list of some of the things we did, in case you’re heading that way anytime soon.
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A few miles along from Eyemouth is the quaint harbour village of St Abbs. It hosts cute houses, a harbour (obviously), a visitor centre, a couple of places to eat and then just outside is St Abbs Head which leads you to the lighthouse.
St Abbs Head is a gorgeous cliff walk that leads you along the edge of the country. It hosts dramatic edges and beautiful scenery.
There is a loop you can walk (about 4miles) that takes you over the cliffs and back to St Abbs.
We walked from Eyemouth, past the lighthouse and back, which was roughly 13 miles.
Coldingham Bay offers an absolutely stunning golden sanded beach that also has a beach cafe, lifeguards, pretty beach huts and the offer of water sports.
Many were paddleboarding, as well as swimming, playing badminton or volleyball. You can also surf here too, though I never saw anyone!
On a summers day, you could easily be in Spain or Greece. It was gorgeous.
There’s also picnic benches too, if you don’t want to get covered in sand!
Lindisfarne (The Holy Island)
Not only does it host this castle, it also has a priory, some quaint shops and a few places to eat! A must see just over the border.
Be mindful of the tide times though, the one causeway over gets swallowed by the water at high tide. It can be dangerous if caught on the causeway at the wrong time, so be careful and keep up to date on weather and tide information!
How many castles are too many castles?
This tiny little village might not have much, but it does host one hell of a castle.
You can pay to go in, or walk around the edges and onto the gorgeous sandy beach. or both.
Be mindful that you have to book a lot of places, and will need a time slot to get into castles etc due to covid.
If you want a bit more bustle than the small towns, then you can head to Berwick for a little more to see and do!
Stay in Eyemouth itself
Lovely beach, cliff walks, famous fish and chips, little shops, a harbour and two museums – why wouldn’t you want to explore?
Have you ever been to the borders?
Much love x