Broughty Ferry is a long-established coastal resort, and one-time fishing harbour, overlooked by a well-preserved medieval castle. Before the Tay Road Bridge was built, ferries used to cross the short route to Tayport in Fife, across the Firth of Tay. Today it is a suburb of the City of Dundee, providing a popular location for trips to the beach or to wander round the shops and enjoy the pubs and restaurants.
A pleasant walk leads along the Esplanade past the picturesque Barnhill Rock Gardens and on to Monifieth, which lies within Angus Council area. Broughty Ferry beach was recently awarded Blue Flag status in recognition of the great strides in recent years in improving the quality of the beach environment.
An extension route leads inland through parkland beside the Dighty Burn.
- The best bit depends on whether you prefer castles, beaches, rock gardens or nature reserves - there's one of each to enjoy here!
- The eucalyptus trees in the rock garden are particularly impressive
- The only word of warning would be not to wander out too far across the sands at low tide - it sometimes looks as though you could walk all the way to Fife!
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne< Back to Scotland page for links to other stories
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|Location||On the north side of the Firth of Tay, 8 km (5 miles) east of Dundee city centre|
|Date walked||Many times since 1995|
|Walk type||Town and City walks|
|Difficulty||Suitable for anyone who enjoys an easy walk|
|Distance||2.5 miles / 4 km one way|
|Time taken||1 hrs 0 mins|
|Map used||Covered by Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 map Sheet 54, Dundee city maps|
|Walk source info||Regular visits|
|Getting there||Buses from Dundee to Broughty Ferry and Monifieth|
|Places to stay||Hotels and guest houses in and around Dundee, Broughty Ferry and Monifieth|