Aberdeen Beach and Queens Links
|Aberdeen Beach and Queens Links|
View from the Esplanade to the sands
|Type||Public Beach and Park|
|Operated by||Aberdeen City Council|
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
There are various restaurants along the beach.
- TGI Fridays
- Pizza Hut
- Frankie & Benny's
- Bella Italia
- Burger King
There is a selection of shops located at the beach mainly within the Beach Boulevard Retail Park.
- Pets at home
- DW Sports Fitness
- Home Bargains
- Poundworld Plus
- Dunelm Mill
- The Range
- Smyths Toy Superstore