Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, UK

Aberdeen Beach is located in Aberdeen, Scotland. The beach itself is famous for its golden sand and its long curved length between the harbour and the River Don’s mouth.

The beach suffers from significant erosion of the sand so there are distinctive groyne or walls, to help keep the sand in place. The beach is popular with walkers, surfers and windsurfers.

Recently in an expensive million pound operation, sand was taken by ship from further down the coast to the south of Aberdeen and sprayed on the beach to replace some of the lost sand. Rocks were then placed in a v-shape formation to try to prevent erosion, much like the groyne.

Aberdeen Surf
Aberdeen on the East Coast is an exposed beach/groynes/rivermouth break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the best wave direction is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of groynes/rips.

Surf Forecast for Aberdeen, Scotland

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How to read this surf forecast

Wave height refers to the size of the swell measured in open water close to the coastline. This means the actual size of the wave when it hits the beach may vary due to many factors including beach shape and orientation.

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Wind (mph)15 10 15 10 clear
Wave height (ft)1.5 0.5 4.5 1 33
Last updated: 20-Apr-2018