Formed by a series of volcanic eruptions, the craggy landscape of St Abb’s Head on the Berwickshire coast is a National Nature Reserve famous for its clamouring seabirds, rugged coastline, rich grasslands and crystal-clear waters.
A veritable ‘seabird city’, St Abb’s Head is a year-round haven for birdwatchers, walkers and wildlife lovers. The dramatic cliffs provide spectacular vantage points from which to watch thousands of nesting seabirds, including guillemots, kittiwakes and razorbills.
Among the rugged cliffs and offshore rock stacks, some of which stand 90 metres tall, you may feel suspended in serene isolation, but in fact this wilderness is just four miles away from the A1.
The seas off St Abb’s Head form part of Scotland’s only Voluntary Marine Reserve, which exists to protect the diverse natural environment while serving the needs of creel fishermen, divers, surfers and sailors.
Did you know?
The high cliffs north of St Abb’s Head mark the spot where Scotland and England collided 450 million years ago