Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
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.
Image "Sand Shapes" copyright Michael Coghlan via Flickr / Height cropped slightly from original.
Getting There and Contact Information
Longniddry, Edinburgh and Lothian, EH32 0PT, Scotland
Click here to visit Gosford Sands's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
No lifeguard cover at any time. Responsible dogs welcome all year.
Some free parking available but other local parking may charge.