Aberlady Bay in East Lothian, Scotland lies between Aberlady and Gullane.
In 1952, Aberlady Bay became the
UK's first Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and is served by the East Lothian Council Rangers.
Scottish Ornithologists' Club has Waterston House as its headquarters at Aberlady, with panoramic views of the bay.
Aberlady Bay is part of the
John Muir Way, a long distance footpath from Fisherrow ( Musselburgh) to Dunglass. It is also the East Lothian Section of the transnational North Sea Trail, a path network connecting seven countries and 26 areas.
The wrecks of eight historic (19th or early 20th century) fishing vessels at
Kilspindie have been designated as maritime scheduled ancient monuments.
Two wrecks of XT-craft, training versions of the
X craft, can be seen. In 1946, the craft were towed to the bay, then moored to a concrete block and used for target practice by aircraft of the Royal Air Force. The wrecks of the submarines lie much closer to the low-water mark than the high-water mark, and tides in the bay rise very quickly.
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Images of Aberlady Bay
The same XT-Craft wreck with a person showing scale
The remains of a cart in 2007
The wreck of a ship in 2006
Footbridge towards the local nature reserve
A close up view of the well known footbridge that crosses the Peffer Burn. Footbridge to
Aberlady Bay in April
Aberlady Bay in December
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Coordinates: 56°00′N 2°55′W / 56.000°N 2.917°W