Longhaven Cliffs Reserve - Scottish Wildlife Trust

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Longhaven Cliff Reserve, Longhaven, Peterhead, AB42 0NY

Longhaven Cliffs are magnificent pink-red granite cliffs that rise 60 metres above sea level.

They have been pounded by the North Sea to form curious inlets, stacks, caves and arches that attracts large noisy seabird colonies.

The cliffs and grassy slopes provide a riot of colour in the spring with a carpet of wildflowers.  May to August are the best times to visit for seabirds (puffin sightings are common) and plants.

The cliffs are dangerous; please stay on the path. May not be suitable for young children.


The reserve occupies a 1.5 mile stretch of the Buchan coastline, about 4.5 miles south of Peterhead and 2 miles north of Cruden Bay.

Getting onto the reserve

Access can be gained from the car-park at the end of the access track to Enstone Thistle quarries.

  • Opening Times

    Year round

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