Down an unmarked lane,
Through a special gate,
Two gold coins supplies a key,
To an east coast treasure that awaits,
For those who solve this simple mystery.
Since I discovered this beach a few years ago I`ve been back three times.Enough for a gallery of pictures taken on these occasions.On the first visit it was pretty wild.Ideal if you are into surf kayaking.
The East coast is famed for its big swells.This spring tide most of the wooden stairs down to Seacliff beach had been undermined but there are other easy ways down.
These guys looked as if they were having fun.
Apart from a lovely beach, at low tide you can walk along the base of the cliffs over rock slabs to the area under Tantallon Castle where a waterfall pours off the cliff.Be warned though this is committing as there is no way up from this bay except back via Seacliff.This has a tiny harbour carved out of the old red sandstone,but I`ve never seen it being used by any boats.This was taken on my last visit a few days ago.
Although not well known outside the local area It can get popular on a fine summers day with family groups who enjoy the sandy beach and scrambling on the rocks.
Views are impressive.
A couple of hours here is usually enough though then its off to climb the Glastonbury of North Berwick....North Berwick Law.
Got this just as the daffodils were coming out a few days after the harbour was devastated by huge waves that damaged a lot of boats along this coast.Nice today though.
Yep.I had to go up to see the view from the summit and stroke those replica whale bones again.
Nearby is one of the strangest sculptures I`ve ever seen.Don't have a clue who this character is meant to be.
Any ideas who this three faced man is?
This is Belhaven Bay on a wild day.Unlike hemmed in Seacliff this is vast and open Ideal for sand cycling,sand kites, Fishing, horse riding and most other outdoor sports.My favorite lowland beach.
And on the way back you might even capture one of these opening wings for the first time.