Longhaven Cliffs

With pink-red granite cliffs rising out of the sea, Longhaven Cliffs offers spectacular views of seabird colonies and natural features such as sea stacks, caves and arches. Seals can be spotted basking on the rocks below and in summer the reserve blossoms with wildflowers.

The clifftop path may be unsuitable for young children.

Common seal © Scottish Wildlife Trust

Why visit?

  • Seabirds
  • Geological features
  • Wildflowers

Best time to visit?

  • May to Aug for seabirds and plants
  • All year for coastal geology

Visit for:

  • Scenery
  • Geology
  • Coasts
  • Wildflowers
  • Grasslands
  • Birdwatching

Directions

The reserve occupies a 1.5 mile stretch of the Buchan coastline, about 4.5 miles south of Peterhead and 2 miles north of Cruden Bay.

Getting onto the reserve

Access can be gained from the car park at the end of the access track to Enstone Thistle quarries.

Getting round this reserve

Please stay on the footpath as the cliffs are extremely dangerous. The reserve may not be suitable for young children.

 

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