Having received the Resort Seaside Award in 2013, Aberdeen’s Beach Esplanade is certainly worthy of being at the top of any hit list during your city break. The four kilometre stretch from Footdee to the Bridge of Don, along Aberdeen Bay, provides plenty to see and do for all ages.
The pleasure beach includes a skatepark, climbing centre, leisure centre, ice rink, a golf course, driving range, ballroom and, of course, the traditional beach amusement arcade. But it’s not all bright lights and mod-cons. Having opened in 1885, there’s history on display too, as remnants of the old Beach Bathing Station can still be spotted.