Aberdeen Beach and Queens Links

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Aberdeen Beach and Queens Links
AberdeenEsplinade.jpg
View from the Esplanade to the sands
Type Public Beach and Park
Location Aberdeen, Scotland
Coordinates 57°9′11″N 2°4′38″W / 57.15306°N 2.07722°W / 57.15306; -2.07722
Operated by Aberdeen City Council
Open All year
One of the many groynes that protect the beach from sand erosion
View along the beach across the sands

Aberdeen Beach and Queens Links is located in Aberdeen, Scotland. The beach itself is famous for its golden sand and its long curved length between the harbour and the River Don's mouth.

The beach suffers from significant erosion of the sand so there are distinctive groyne or walls, to help keep the sand in place. The beach is popular with walkers, surfers and windsurfers.

Recently in an expensive million pound operation, sand was taken by ship from further down the coast to the south of Aberdeen and sprayed on the beach to replace some of the lost sand. Rocks were then placed in a v-shape formation to try to prevent erosion, much like the groyne.

The beach has a popular amusement area along the famous Beach Esplanade where there are restaurants and the city's amusement park Codonas.

There is also a 9 screen Cineworld multiplex cinema located next to the restaurants and Codonas.

The actual park area is called Queens Links and takes the form of a large grassy area parallel to the beach. It is popular with many people and often kite-boarders can be seen taking advantage of the strong sea winds. There is a public golf course, the Kings Links.

There is a city council recreation site, the Beach Leisure Centre with a swimming pool, ice rink and indoor sports hall.

Food & Drink[edit]

There are various restaurants along the beach.

  • TGI Fridays
  • Pizza Hut
  • Frankie & Benny's
  • Chiquito
  • Bella Italia
  • Burger King

Shops[edit]

There is a selection of shops located at the beach mainly within the Beach Boulevard Retail Park.

  • ASDA
  • Brantano Footwear
  • Pets at home
  • DW Sports Fitness
  • Iceland
  • Wren
  • Home Bargains
  • Poundworld
  • Aldi
  • Pagazzi
  • Dunelm Mill
  • The Range - Coming Soon
  • Smyths Toy Superstore - Coming Soon

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