Beach Activities

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Beach holidays are perfect for people who just need time out to relax and re-charge their batteries. Avoid the hustle and bustle and come stay with us at Sandend Holidays. Soak up the sun, sea and sand in a calm location, listening to waves lapping up on the shore

Beach holidays can be wonderful family getaways if you’re prepared. Of course, sand and water are a combination that invite free play and will trigger most kids’ imaginations to create fabulous, undirected games and activities.

A day on the beach will never be dull again if you create your own show-stopping sandcastles. Just add water and buckets of imagination! The list of ingredients for creating a simple sandcastle is misleadingly short: sand, water and a few digging and carving tools.

We've put together our top 10 favourite beach activities:

  1. Build a sandcastle
  2. Bury someone in the sand
  3. Camp on the beach
  4. Collect sea shells and rocks
  5. Daydream
  6. Fly a kite
  7. Have a beach BBQ
  8. Have a beach fire 
  9. Look for dolphins
  10. Find tide pool creatures

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Gannet colony at troup head is one of the biggest colonies in the UK. They are distinctively shaped with a long neck and long pointed beak. Often travelling in small groups they feed by flying high before plunging into the sea to catch fish.

RSPB Troup Head

The high cliffs of Troup Head provide a spectacular setting for Scotland’s largest mainland gannet colony.

The high cliffs of Troup Head provide a spectacular setting for Scotland’s largest mainland gannet colony. There are also thousands of kittiwakes, guillemots and razorbills here, along with several other species, including puffins.


As voted by National Geographic Top Rated Places to Visit – “A wonderful region of Scotland. Beaches are fantastic, and the area welcomes visitors as one of their own. Largely rural. People work together for the greater good–fishermen tolerate canoeists; farmers allow walkers to pass over their land on footpaths, etc.”

Cycling through forest


There are exciting cycling routes east, west and south of Sandend Holidays.

Cycling is a very popular activity in Aberdeenshire and Morayshire.

The location allows for a range of riding, from leisurely family saunders to adrenalin-fuelled downhill MTB routes.

The area is also popular for road rides and long-distance cycle touring

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