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Montrose Basin


Between Aberdeen and Dundee on the Angus coast, Montrose is a charming costal town on the estuary of the river South Esk. The town sits on the edge of Montrose basin, a two mile square lagoon filled with wildlife, which you can find out about at the Montrose Basin Visitor Centre.

The town’s sandy beach is suitable for families and is near the Montrose Links Golf Course, the fifth oldest golf course in the world.

Head to nearby St. Cyrus National Nature Reserve and spot a diverse array of birdlife, including seabirds, waders, and migratory species in this protected coastal habitat.

Landmarks and Attractions

Montrose Harbour

The harbour serves as a vital centre for fishing and recreational boating activities.

Red Castle

Dating back to the 12th century, this historic fortress provides a dramatic backdrop against the coastal landscape.

Lunan Bay

With its golden sands, rugged cliffs and blue waters, visitors can explore the dunes, watch seabirds and admire the natural beauty of this unspoiled coastal gem.