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Coldingham Bay

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Coldingham Sands is the name of the large beach in the Bay. It attracts many visitors, on busy days there can be over 1000 visitors on the beach. Coldingham Sands is an award winning sandy seashore which is a rare occurrence on Berwickshire's rocky coast. The beach was awarded the prestigious Blue Flag award in 2010 and has also received the Seaside Award which is for beaches that are more rural in character, being quieter and less developed. The Marine Conservation Society have awarded the beach its top award for cleanliness in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. There is a cafe, toilets, disabled access and car parking.

The beach, which is approximately 200 metres wide, is well sheltered by headlands to the north and south (Yellow Craig Head) with rocky sections at both extremities of the sand. The beach is popular with surfers and bodyboarders and a lifeguard attends the beach during busy summer periods. The north end of the beach has 55 beach huts, some of which are believed to be 100 years old. The huts are leased from the Scottish Borders Council who own the sands, but not the huts. At the top of the high ground above the huts are several private dwellings plus the Dunlaverock House hotel.

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