The Banffshire Coast - Scotland's Dolphin Coast

The Banffshire Coast – breathtakingly beautiful and unspoilt – so rich in marine wildlife and dramatic natural scenery that it’s rightly tagged Scotland’s Dolphin Coast.

Most people come to relax and unwind, but if you find it hard to stay still, the Banffshire Coast is perfect for outdoor action – whether leisurely walking, wildlife watching, fishing, cycling or golfing – or the more exhilarating kayaking, surfing, sailing and diving.  For families, the Banffshire Coast offers traditional seaside fun by the plastic bucket load – on long sandy beaches where you can watch seabirds swooping and dolphins leaping.

Explore charming coastal villages and harbours, castles and historic homes, or celebrate our heritage and music at great festivals.  Enjoy local delicacies and fine fresh produce, including seafood exported all over the world.  Raise a glass to our locally produced malt whisky or give our world-class ice cream producers the taste test.  Wander the shops, or discover the local craft studios and see artists at work in their own space. 

Come and stay – we have accommodation to suit everyone – from the quirky to the quaint.

But, most of all, enjoy making memories that will last a lifetime.

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Banffshire Coast Tourism Partnership Programme is funded by


Banffshire Coast Tourism Partnership specific projects are funded by

  • The development of this website was supported by the Rural Aberdeenshire LEADER Programme 2007-2013 as part of the Banffshire Coast Tourism Programme project 2009-2012