Take a break by the sea and experience the charm and scenery of the fishing town of Eyemouth, situated on the east coast of the picturesque Scottish Borders. Renowned for its active harbour and boatbuilding yard, take a stroll along the harbour area and watch the activity all around you as you breathe in the sea breeze and view this stunning coastline. Discover the remarkable collection of boats in the World of Boats and learn the history of the many boats and models housed within it. In addition, you can embark on a boat trip for sightseeing, a fishing trip or diving.
Diving off the coast of Eyemouth is a very rewarding experience for divers of all levels as it boasts one of the few Marine Reserves to be found in the UK. Eyemouth derives its name for being situated at the mouth of the River Eye which is surrounded by the stunning cliffs of the Berwickshire coastline. The sandy Bay in Eyemouth is the perfect place to take a nice leisurely stroll or, perhaps, a day at the beach with the whole family. The well maintained Seawall and beach that runs along the bay, fondly called 'The Bantry' is often full of people bustling around with coffee or ice cream and provides plenty of seating space for you to sit and relax as you enjoy the beautiful view of the bay.
Take in a tour of Gunsgreen House during your stay in Eyemouth and learn about the history of smuggling that was once a part of the coastal heritage. Many adults, like children, enjoy a fine tale of pirates in a time where taxes were a burden to trade. Be eerily aware of the time of the Resurrectionists as you view the Cemetery Watch House which once protected the cemetery of a bygone era of body snatchers that was once a problem in cemeteries throughout the UK.
If you visit the town in mid summer then you may be lucky enough to experience the annual Herring Queen Festival, which falls on the third weekend in July, and enjoy the street stalls and amusements provided to entertain young and old alike. The Herring Queen Festival really is an event for the whole family to enjoy! There are many Eyemouth accommodation options from hotels to bed and breakfast lodgings to be found in Eyemouth to make your stay a pleasant and comfortable one. You are sure to enjoy the service.
There are a variety of restaurants to choose from as you holiday in Eyemouth with a selection as varied as, Chinese or Indian cuisine, from haute cuisine to pub grub as well as traditional freshly caught fish and chips to to tempt your palate. In addition, the local Ice Cream parlours offer a delicious home made selection to tickle your taste buds as you pick from the many award winning varieties available. There is plenty of evening entertainment to enjoy as you relax for refreshment at one of the many hotels and bars.
Take in a day visiting the shops in the town and experience everything from bookshops to galleries, produce stores to bakeries as well as the freshness and personal touch of the butchers and fish mongers. You'll have no problem finding gifts and souvenirs to bring back from your holiday in this unique fishing town.
With the town being located so close to the coastline, there are many opportunities to take in bird watching, hiking and walking trails, as well as boat tours. For avid Golfers the local golf course boasts a challenging 18 hole golf course with a recently built club house overlooking the sea, the course and the town of Eyemouth itself.
The newly refurbished swimming pool/leisure centre provides the perfect place to entertain the family on a day in Eyemouth or just the right place for a workout for those fitness buffs on holidays. As you can see, Eyemouth is a unique holiday experience offering you all the facilities and entertainment options of a UK seaside destination. One visit to Eyemouth will have you yearning to return time and again for a taste of this unique Scottish Borders town.