Saturday, 8 January 2011


Scotland's best kept secret? Possibly.

This isn't much of a walk I'm afraid... 5 or 10 minutes from Cove village down a coastal path takes you to the harbour, but it is an amazing sight. The harbour is cut into the incredible geology of this stretch of Scottish Coastline. Two empty fisherman's cottages line the harbour wall, and the landward side of the cove has two holiday homes. The lack of people lends a magical air to the place.
At low tide there is some great rockpooling and wandering among the rock formations. You can walk across the harbour itself to a lovely wee beach enclosed by the harbour.
Access to the beach at higher tides is via an unusual tunnel on the coastal path, which was excavated using gunpowder.

Cove is just off the A1, turn off at the Cockburnspath roundabout. Drive into the village where there is parking at the end of the road in. Take a picnic!

See Undiscovered Scotland for more info.

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