St Cyrus Beach


Sector : Tourism
Category: Beach
Selling Place : TBC

St Cyrus, formerly known as Ecclesgreig Beach, is a wide expanse of sandy beach backed by spectacular red granite cliffs which tower above it. The beach is set within one of the most important botanical nature reserves in Scotland, being the northernmost limit for many of its flowering plants and insects, as well as home to over 70 different species of bird. The beach itself runs along the coast for around 3 miles, backed all the way by the nature reserve, until it reaches the mouth of the River North Esk. To the north, it runs to a rocky outcrop, on top of which there was a castle where according to legend, a 14th century cannibal boiled the local Sheriff.