Bookable space


Our main space is flexible with good disabled access. It is home to a wide variety of groups and activities. This includes children’s classes, craft clubs, fundraising events, educational talks and exhibitions such as last year’s North Eastern Open Studios (NEOS) event. We would like to keep growing the number of people who use the Bothy so if you want to use it for your business, class, meeting or after sport session please get in touch. We can be contacted by email, phone or through our online booking form.


Education displays


Inside the Bothy our educational displays contain information about Balmedie beach and dunes. We have displays about local birds, flowers, shells, ship wrecks and the environment.


Inside the Bothy

Image and exhibition credits

Website images courtesy of Lee Fowlie Images, exhibition co-ordinated by Rosie Nichol, design and Build by Alan Ritchie Exhibition & Design, large display panel photographs by Ally Deans Photography, Neil Donald Photography, Lee Fowlie Images, Phil Horsfall Photography additional Photography by Jonathan Holt and graphic design by Fiona Robertson Graphics



The Bothy is at the end of the Balmedie Country Park public car park




The Bothy has a toilet with a baby changing table available when hiring the Bothy's main room. The nearest disabled toilet can be found in the public toilet block located in the car park.


Play area and picnic area


We have gated play area close to the Bothy and picnic areas surrounding the Bothy and in the dunes. If you are bringing a BBQ please be careful to place this away from fire hazards. There are only limited litter bins so please help by planning to take your litter away with you.




There is a Public Access Defibrillator attached to the outside of the Bothy.


Outside the Bothy

Image and credits

Website images courtesy of Lee Fowlie Images, art work by Mary Cane and Jess Petrie, paint donated by Alan Paterson Crown Paint. Joinery supplied by Ian Muirden and Bancon, plumbing by Gary Taylor, electrics by Source Electrical Services and security locks and alarm system by Lockfast Security.

Room hire

Find out more about hiring the Bothy


Room booking

Request a room booking

Get in touch


Address: Balmedie Country Park, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, AB23 8XG

Email: info@thesandbothy.co.uk

Phone: 01358 742 396

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thesandbothy

Kiosk opening hours


March – October

Saturdays 12 noon to 3pm

Sundays 12 noon to 4pm


For extra opening hours

see our Facebook page


Belhelvie Community Trust


Belhelvie Community Trust (BCT) Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) number SCO45563


Office of the Scottish Charity (OSCR) Regulator webpage for BCT