Limestone arches, healing well, coves and caves
Slightly north of the village of New Aberdour, the road sign pointing to New Aberdour Beach is easily missed. You’ll regret leaving this off your itinerary. Although the track is narrow and tight, It has ample car parking and offers easy walking to coastal arches, a running well (St Drostan’s), which is said to have healing properties.
According to the map, there are remains of a church nearby, also dedicated to St Drostan, who used the water from this spring for local baptisms and was well-known for his miracle cures in the 7th century.
On the other side of the arch is a ‘secret’ cove. You can’t get through the arch, so you have to climb the steep hill up the bank. From here you’ll get a good view of the cove and another arch formation. If you scramble down to the beach there are also caves to explore.
A nice place to stop and eat if you take a picnic.
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Travel itinerary plannerNew Aberdour Beach is in the following sections:
- Distance from Forres: 62 miles
- Postcode: AB43 6HR
- What3words: rephrase.gobblers.motorist
- What’s nearby: Banff, Crovie, Gardenstown, Pennan
- Tags: birdwatching, nature, photography, views, wildlife (all areas)