Places to visit

St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve

St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve

A haven for birdwatchers, nature lovers and walkers with epic sea views

  • Get close-up views of the feathered residents at this ‘seabird city’ from spectacular cliff-top vantage points.

  • Be awed by the dramatic cliffs overlooking crystal-clear waters.

  • Head inland to the Mire Loch in search of swans, ducks, damselflies and butterflies.

  • Discover more about the wildlife, geology and history of St Abb’s Head at the Nature Centre.

Fresh sea air and spectacular views make this cliff-top beauty spot feel remote and wild, yet it’s just off the A1 and only a short walk from the car park.

You can easily spend hours in the summer months watching and listening to the thousands of seabirds who nest in the high cliffs. Away from the cliff’s edge a carpet of wildflowers spreads out among the grassland – look out for sea pinks, rock rose, wild thyme and purple milk vetch. The nature reserve boasts a wealth of other wildlife, as do the surrounding waters.

For more information, download the property leaflet.