Thortonloch

Almost hidden behind the rock outcrop at Torness Point, this beautiful sandy beach runs south for about 400m, backed along its length of amazing dunes.

From here, you can take a stroll along the John Muir Link which runs from Dunbar to Cockburnspath where you can see many fascinating geological features along this route such as the sandstone arches at Bilsdean.

It's popular for fishing, surfing and spotting wildlife!


Information

Parking Charges

Charging Period

No. of Spaces

No. of Disabled Spaces

No. of Motorcycle Spaces

Toilets

Picnics Allowed

Vehicle Height Restriction

None

None

15

0

0

No

No

Restriction may vary between 1.9m and 2.1m (approach with caution)


How To Get There

By Car/Bike

Thortonloch beach is located beside Torness Power station and is signposted if you are travelling on the A1 from the north or south.

By Bus

No buses serve this site directly, though Border Buses can drop you  off nearby.  Be careful as you will have to cross the A1.

By Train

The nearest train station is around 5 miles away in Dunbar.  Scotrail provides a service from Edinburgh - Dunbar and there are also services from the south.