Aberdeen beach itself is famous for its golden sand and its long curved length between the harbour (Footdee) and the River Don’s mouth.
The beach suffers from the erosion of the sand so there are distinctive groyne or walls, to help keep the sand in place.
The beach is popular with walkers, surfers, kite surfers and windsurfers, is backed by the famous Beach Esplanade where there are restaurants, a cinema and an amusement park. Other facilities by the beach include toilets, car parking and boardwalks in the dunes.
Aberdeen Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.
Dog Friendly Beach?
Aberdeen Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 18 beaches in Aberdeenshire, or check our list of Aberdeenshire Dog Friendly Beaches.
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Aberdeen Beach, Beach Esplanade, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire , United Kingdom
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7 Day Weather Forecast
Aberdeen weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Aberdeen Beach Tide Times
Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Aberdeen Beach is at ABERDEEN 0.99 km (0.61 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.
Tue 28 Mar
High Tide at 05:37 (Height 3.47m)
Low Tide at 11:36 (Height 1.49m)
High Tide at 18:16 (Height 3.38m)
Wed 29 Mar
Low Tide at 00:00 (Height 1.84m)
High Tide at 06:38 (Height 3.27m)
Low Tide at 12:47 (Height 1.72m)
High Tide at 19:30 (Height 3.16m)
Thu 30 Mar
Low Tide at 01:19 (Height 2.09m)
High Tide at 07:54 (Height 3.15m)
Low Tide at 14:31 (Height 1.80m)
High Tide at 21:03 (Height 3.10m)
Fri 31 Mar
Low Tide at 03:23 (Height 2.11m)
High Tide at 09:25 (Height 3.17m)
Low Tide at 16:09 (Height 1.64m)
High Tide at 22:30 (Height 3.23m)
Sat 01 Apr
Low Tide at 04:34 (Height 1.91m)
High Tide at 10:38 (Height 3.34m)
Low Tide at 17:00 (Height 1.41m)
High Tide at 23:22 (Height 3.42m)
Sun 02 Apr
Low Tide at 05:17 (Height 1.67m)
High Tide at 11:26 (Height 3.55m)
Low Tide at 17:38 (Height 1.18m)
Mon 03 Apr
High Tide at 00:00 (Height 3.61m)
Low Tide at 05:51 (Height 1.43m)
High Tide at 12:04 (Height 3.74m)
Low Tide at 18:11 (Height 0.97m)
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