With its towering volcanic cliffs, swathes of beautiful beach, breathtaking displays of wildflowers and an unbelievable variety of insects and birds, St Cyrus is one of the richest and most diverse nature reserves in Britain.
In summer, the reserve is awash with colour and life, from the intense purple of the clustered bellflower to the constant movement of countless butterflies and moths. Soaring above all this, peregrine falcons circle high in the air, waiting for an opportunity to dive on their prey.
You may also be lucky enough to see common and grey seals, which occasionally bask on the sand banks at the mouth of the river, while dolphin, porpoise, minke, humpback and killer whales have all been sighted offshore.
There is an excellent visitor centre located in the old lifeboat station, awarded gold status through the Green Tourism Business Scheme. Here, you will find information on the history of the area and what to look out for on the Reserve.
- Car park
- Cycle path (inc mountain bike trails)
- Historical features
- Picnic Benches/Tables
- Visitor centre
- Water - Pond / Loch / Burn / River
- Wheelchair access
- Wildflower meadows
- Wildlife viewing
The Old Lifeboat Station, Nether Warburton, St Cyrus Montrose, National DD10 0AQ