If it''s natural coastal beauty you''re after, Eyemouth will fit the bill. Berwickshire''s largest town is home to one of the busiest fishing ports in Scotland, and this pretty fishing town has an early-morning fish market where you can pick up the fresh catch of the day.
Take a stroll around the harbour and admire the 18th century merchant''s houses or head for the golden sandy beach; perfect for rockpooling or building sandcastles with the kids. Diving is popular in the area, or you could hop aboard a sightseeing boat trip, where you''ll likely spot some of the varied marine wildlife including the local seals.
Shopping on Eyemouth High Street unveils a treasure trove of delights, whether you pick up some Scottish delicacies for friends and family at the delicatessen or enjoy a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants and cafes in town; from a traditional fish supper to a spicy chicken balti, you''ll find something to suit.
See Gunsgreen House, an 18th century merchant’s villa and uncover its secret past in the lucrative smuggling trade. Visit Eyemouth Museum and see the Eyemouth Tapestry, which commemorates the Great East Coast Fishing Disaster of 1881. There''s something to tempt golfers here too; hone your skills on the 6th hole at Eyemouth Golf Club, voted ''Britain''s most extraordinary golf hole''!
Come and discover all that this picture-perfect corner of Scotland has to offer and spend a weekend or enjoy a longer stay at Eyemouth holiday cottages in the Scottish borders.