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Gosford Sands

  • Longniddry
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Beaches

Attraction Information

Gosford Sands the beautiful sands spread down to muddy expanses when the tide recedes, which make it a good habitat for wading birds such as the curlew and grey plover who flock there en masse, so it's a wonderful trip for your little twitchers.

It's a great beach for kite flying and coastal walking, as you can take the John Muir Way from Cockenzie to Aberlady passing Gosford Sands en route. Also good for sandcastle building and exploring. There is no lifeguard cover so be careful swimming and paddling.

South of the beach and in clear view sits the 18th century Gosford Estate which has an extensive art collection, is open to the public during the summer months.

There are no immediate amenities so you really need to be prepared for - well, everything! First aid and refreshment needs, attacks of toilet or weather emergency: it's all on you! That said, there are no roving hoards of chavs, no discordant jangles of arcade gubbins and frankly you can often have the area to yourselves! Worth the isolation!

The postcode given is for the nearest place which has one for satnav, do please plan your journey independently.

Opening hours

Year round access


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


, Longniddry, Edinburgh and Lothian, EH32 0PT, Scotland

Phone number

0845 2255121



Click here to visit Gosford Sands' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Gosford Sands has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Gosford Sands has not told us about their dining options.

No, Gosford Sands is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Gosford Sands have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Gosford Sands has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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