St Abb’s Head National Nature Reserve

200 acres of wild coastline make up the St Abbs Head Nature Reserve. Protecting colonies of seabirds and many varieties of flora and fauna, the reserve’s rugged cliffs promise uninterrupted views over the North Sea and the promise of fresh sea air among the local plants and animals.

Just outside the pretty coastal fishing village of St Abbs you will find St Abb’s Head National Nature Reserve. Although it is mostly unmanned it has lots of information available about the Nature Reserve.

Here you can find out what to look out for depending on the time of year of your visit. In spring – head to Mire Loch to see the swans and wildfowl and listen to the bird songs.

In summer – see the amazing sight of thousands of birds nesting on the cliffs and look out for the pretty carpet of wildflowers and butterflies. In autumn – look up and catch a glimpse of rare birds and geese flying. In winter – look to the beaches for seal pups.

The Old Smiddy Coffee Shop is next door and there are picnic tables outside. The village of St Abbs is worth a visit also and it has a Visitor Centre giving the history of the village.

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