North Berwick is easily one of the best day trips from the capital city of Scotland. This little seaside town is only popular among the locals, and is almost unknown to tourists. It’s a haven for bird watchers and ornithologists.
North Berwick is only an hour’s drive (approx 25 miles) from Edinburgh, and is situated on the south shore of the First of forth along the east coast of Scotland facing North Sea.
The town’s unanimously largest attraction is the Scottish Seabird Centre which runs boat trips to Bass Rock, a volcanic rock located 5 miles offshore from the town. The Bass Rock is the largest uninhabited colony for gannets primarily along side puffins, seagulls and even seals.
The Bass rock taken during October (post birding season), and can you see how empty they look without the gannet colony? The birding season begins from April until September. But during September and October you can spot a a lot of seals since its peak breeding season for them.
North Berwick coast is a beautiful place to spend a weekend or just for a day’s picnic. If you fancy, you can walk along the coast for miles, climb up the nearby mountain to get a birds eye view of the coast or simply sit in the beat and enjoy the view.
Have you been on RIB Boat ride before? Do you enjoy bird watching while travelling?