This walk follows the coast north from Eyemouth to the delightful fishing village
of St. Abbs. The birdlife is excellent and varied and there is always the attraction
of the restless sea to the east.
This route starts in Eyemouth, which is the main fishing port on the Berwickshire
Coast and is always alive with the hustle and bustle of boats. It is worthwhile
spending sometime exploring Eyemouth, but once you're ready to start the walk head
for the promenade, which over looks the beach, Eyemouth bay and the entrance to
At the northern end of the beach there are a set of steps, up which you'll gain
access to the cliff top path. The path then follows the perimeter of a caravan
park. To the opposite side of this park are the remains of Eyemouth Fort which
dates from the 16th century.
The path then follows the cliff top, before descending down a dean to Linkim Shore.
The path emerges onto Linkim shore near the mouth of the Abbey Burn. On the cliff
nearby are metal target boards uses once as part of a shooting range. The path then
follows the foreshore, before another climb to the cliff top, at the Northern end of
The path continues along the cliff tops before descending by a flight of steps down
to Milldown Shore. After a short walk across this stony beach and negotiating the
stepping-stones over Milldown burn, the path climbs again.
The path then decends gentle around the dome shaped hill know as the Homeli Known
before arriving at Coldingham bay. This is a beutiful broad stretch of sand, over
looked by white painted victorian villas and multicoloured beach huts. To the
north of the sands the path, for the last time, again climbs by steps to the cliff
top. The path then winds it's way along the cliff-top path to the quaint fishing
village of St. Abbs.
The walk can be extended by continuing on to St. Abbs Head. The headland is
a Nature Reserve, managed by the National Trust for Scotland, and is noted for
its magnificent birdlife. There is an interpretation centre (dedicated to the
Nature Reserve), coffee shop, gallery and candle makers at Northfield farm.