Gardenstown is a small coastal village. Gardentown’s harbour, once a busy fishing port, is now full of small creel boats and pleasure craft.
Situated on the northern coast of Aberdeenshire, Pennan is a delightfully rugged fishing village featuring no more than a handful of gable-ended whitewashed cottages that teeter on the water’s edge. Set at the bottom of a steep hill, the village is most well-known as the location for the cult British film Local Hero – the phone box that features in the movie now claiming both cult and listed buildings status – although the pebble beach is also a prime spot for watching dolphins and seals lounging on the rocks just outside Pennan.
Sandend is a quaint fishing village on the Moray and Aberdeenshire Coast and enjoys a lovely position at the end of a broad sandy bay which is most popular for visitors and especially surfers.