Balmedie is part of the Country Park. The long and wide beach includes an extensive dune system that stretches 14 miles. The dune’s principal vegetation system is marram grass – supporting a large array of wildlife. Including 225 species of bird. The sand dune system is the fifth largest in the United Kingdom and constantly shifts and expands. During the 15th century, the dunes engulfed a church and part of a village, which can still be partially seen amongst the sand.
Balmedie is a great place for WWII enthosiasts. Also, there are remnants of the defences of the war at the beach, including pillboxes, anti-tank blocks and barbed wire.
During the Second World War, Balmedie beach was designated as a bomb cemetery.
Visit Walkhighlands for route information.
Balmedie Balmedie Country park provides amenities – parking, toilets, wooden walkways across the sands and streams, picnic areas with barbecues (you can request these) and a swing park with a fishing theme.