beach lies to the west of the village where
adults and children alike can enjoy walking,
exploring or generally relaxing. There are
two streams that run down from the cliffs
into the sea. Dolphins, and sometimes even
whales, can often be seen in the bay. Puffins,
herons and an abundance of other bird life
have made the beach and surrounding cliffs
the far end you can walk up the hillside to
the historic St Johns Churchyard,
said to have originated in 1004, which sits
proudly overlooking Gardenstown. The churchyard
can also be accessed by road on the outskirts
of the village.
local pub - Garden Arms -
sits at the end of the Main Street where you
can enjoy a leisurely drink in a traditional
atmosphere. Food is also served.
Also in Main street is Gamrie Larder
which offer a range of produce
- deli items, burgers, sausages, fish, bread,
milk, etc. They also stock fishing rods, waterproofs,
gift items and much more. Fresh coffee, teas,
cakes and pies are also served or available
to take-away and you can pick up a newspaper
on a Sunday.
There is also SPAR shop with
Post Office at the top of the village where
you can find all your essentials.
on the harbour is the Harbour Restaurant.
It has limited opening times usually weekends.
Booking is essential as it is very popular.
The Heritage Centre on the
harbour opens every afternoon except Sundays
during the summer. They have collected many
artifacts and have a large selection of photographs
which tell some of the history of Gardenstown.
there is a local craft gallery and tearoom
with home bakes – Newground
Gallery & Tearoom. They have
a lovely range of scarves, paintings, jewellery
to mention just some of the arts and crafts
There is another small shingley beach to the
east and at the end you will find the ‘Snook’.
This is a pathway around the cliff leading
to the adjacent village of Crovie.
are numerous activities for enthusiasts of
all kinds, walking, fishing, birdwatching,
seatrips to observe the staggering array of
wildlife to name but a few. There are also
many cultural and visitor centres which provide
a wealth of information and a great deal of
Please visit our LINKS section which
will to connect you to some of the activities
and attractions available in the area.