Gullane Bents


The wide sandy bay at Gullane is one of the most popular beaches in the east of Scotland, attracting locals, and visitors alike. It is popular for walkers, kite-surfers, horse riders, wild swimmers and just about everyone else on a fine summer's day!

Natural history

The dune grasslands support a wide variety of plant species such as Viper's bugloss, Knapweed and Common bird’s-foot-trefoil. Elsewhere, dense stands of sea buckthorn provide a habitat for many breeding birds, as well as shelter for foxes, small mammals and roe deer.


  • the Countryside Ranger Service co-ordinates the day-to-day management of this site
  • wheelchair accessible viewing platform and picnic area - located close to the WC facilities, this area has 4 picnic tables located on a platform with a fantastic view across the bay
  • public toilets, including accessible toilets, a changing spaces toilet and outdoor shower and tap
  • find a campsite and read about how to camp

How to get there

By bus

East Coast Buses operate service 124/X5 with stops in Gullane village.

Prentice of Haddington operate service 122 Gullane circle which runs from Haddington.

The bus stop on Goose Green in the centre of Gullane village is a ten minute walk to the beach.

By bicycle / car

Gullane Bents car park is signposted from the A198 coast road at the west end of Gullane village. Vehicle height restriction may vary between 1.9m and 2.1m (approach with caution). Bicycle parking available.

Parking charges

Parking charges apply to coastal car parks.