Having lived in Aberdeen most of my life I keep returning to the excellent beach time and again. The temperature of the North East of Scotland is ever changing and considering our latitude isn’t as bad as it should be. We tend to get a lot of cold, dry, sunny days and these are great for getting out to the beach. The beach itself spans the land from the mouth of the river Dee and Don that contained the original city (roughly 6km). At one end is Fittie an old fishing village and the other is the Donmouth nature reserve.
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I try and get down there two or three times a week. There are a number of cafes you can sit outside and enjoy the sunshine even though its cooler. The beach itself is of a good quality but the water is pretty cold. Each day you’ll see dog walkers on the lower promenade and surfers using the beach.
Suffering from a chronic illness, I find my mood changes frequently, and the beach has varying weather and climate reflecting this. Regardless of the weather I find being there and experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of the sea always lifts my mood and gives a much needed contact with nature only 5 minutes from the city centre. That’s why it’s my favourite place
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