Halfway between the beach and the city centre is Satrosphere , a hands-on, interactive science centre.
Codona’s Amusement Park
The Esplanade sports several traditional seaside attractions, including Codona’s Amusement Park , complete with stomach-churning...
Sunset Boulevard has tenpin bowling, dodgems, arcade games and pool tables.
Lemon Tree Theatre
Hosts an interesting program of dance, music and drama, and often has live rock, jazz and folk bands playing. There are also children's...
Sand Dollar Café
A cut above your usual seaside cafe – on sunny days you can sit at the wooden tables outside and share a bottle of chilled white wine,...
Aberdeen Beach information
Lonely Planet review
Aberdeen Beach is 800m east of the city centre. A spectacular 2-mile sweep of clean, golden sand stretching between the mouths of the Rivers Dee and Don. At one time Aberdeen Beach was a good, old-fashioned British seaside resort, but the availability of cheap package holidays has lured Scottish holidaymakers away from its somewhat chilly delights. On a warm summer's day, though, it's still an excellent beach.
You can get away from the fun fair atmosphere by walking north towards the more secluded part of the beach. There is a bird-watching hide on the south bank of the River Don, between the beach and King St, which leads back south towards Old Aberdeen.
Buses 14 and 15 (eastbound) from Union St go to the beach; or you can walk from Castlegate in 10 minutes.