The secluded eleven mile sandy beach with its giant
30m (100ft) high dunes has a summer seal colony and huge variety
of birdlife. Attractions include the lighthouse, shipwrecks, seals,
birds, nature reserve, ruins of 18th century fishing village and
c13th century Chapel, chain of WWII pillboxes. The generally good
weather makes this one of the driest, sunniest areas of Scotland
and we are fortunate not to be affected by the dreaded Scottish
Our home is the most easterly rural B&B on
Please note that only the hostel is open this year, not the B&B.
"We didn't expect this little
gem in our travels.
The beach is amazing." JF Australia
Have a look at this wonderful panoramic image of Rattray Head
by photographer Robin Wilson. (1.3Mb QuickTime)
Annual rainfall figures for St Fergus from 1981
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