Located in the far south-eastern region of Scotland, The Scottish Borders has a coastline with the North Sea to the east and the English county of Northumberland bordering it to the south. Historically, the 'Borders' used to encompass the whole of the southern part of the Scottish lowlands bordering England.
With the region rich in a heritage of the Wars of Independence between Scotland and England, you will find many ancient towns, castles and abbeys to explore. The coastal town of Eyemouth is worth a visit as are the several pretty villages of Burnmouth, Coldingham and St Abbs.
With an incredibly varied and interesting coastline extending for over 30 miles between Lamberton and Cockburnspath, you'll discover sandstone cliffs majestic in height along with natural harbours and secluded coves. A renowned spot for wildlife enthusiasts, the Scottish Borders has many nature reserves showcasing its beautiful scenery and birdlife. In particular, at St Abbs Head the air is rich to the callings of kittiwake, fulmars and guillemots along with cormorant and puffin.
For walkers, take advantage of the continuous coastal path which joins up St Abbs with Berwick upon Tweed across the Border.
The Scottish Borders Map
Want some ideas on where to visit?
Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, places to stay and eat: