St Cyrus has one of the most beloved beaches in Scotland. It is an idyllic spot, protected from the elements by nearby cliffs. The sand is noted for being very fine, and the shifting sand dunes are very beautiful. As well as being a beautiful beach, the area is also one of the richest nature reserves in the country. Managed by Scottish Natural Heritage, there is a variety of flora and fauna here. The views from the cliff path are particularly striking. The beautiful wildflowers complement the majestic sand dunes wonderfully. People have also spotted seals, dolphins and porpoises, and even whales! Birdwatchers also won’t miss out! Wading birds are very commonly seen walking along the shoreline. It is common to see peregrine falcons swooping through the sky. There is a great visitor’s centre, teaching about the area’s history. The Green Tourism Business Scheme gave it gold status. There are a number of trails beginning from here, including the Estuary trail and Tyrie trail. Toilets can be found next to this centre. There is also ample parking nearby. All in all, this is a wonderful spot to come for some quiet contemplation or a fun day out with the kids.