Your visit

Your visit

 

How to find us

 

Once you are in Balmedie follow signs for the Balmedie Country Park and the Sand Bothy. The Bothy is at the end of the car park.

 

Address: The Sand Bothy, Balmedie Country Park, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, AB23 8XG

Parking

 

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

 

Toilets

 

The Bothy does not have public toilets but there are toilets in the public car park next to the Bothy.

 

Picnic area

 

We have 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.

 

Paths in the park

 

We have a map of the paths through the country park. Please click on the image for a larger version.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rooms and facilities

 

Inside the Bothy we have a family friendly exhibition about the park where you can find out about the park’s beach, wildlife and environment.

 

Our room is also available for hire as a space for your class, group, events and workshops. You can find out more on our facilities and room hire pages.

 

Pets

 

We do not allow animals other than assistance dogs inside the Bothy building. But we do provide water bowls for dogs outside when the kiosk is open.

 

Events and volunteering

 

We hold a wide range of events at the Bothy from Santa’s grottos, Easter egg hunts to writing classes. There are also lots of chances to volunteer at the Bothy or at events like our recent beach clean with surfers against sewage. You can find out more on our events and volunteering pages.

 

Map of the country park showing p

Kiosk

 

Our Kiosk serves snacks, ice cream and hot and cold drinks. We are open from March to October every Saturday 12 noon to 3pm and Sunday 12 noon to 4pm. We also open for special events at the Bothy and additional weekends. Check our Facebook page for extra opening times.

 

We always need more volunteers to help with the kiosk so if you are interested in volunteering please get in touch. You can contact the Bothy team on email or send us a message here using the contact us page form.

 

Kiosk price list* (please note we can only accept cash)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Prices subject to change

Coffee

£2.00

Hot chocolate

£2.00

Tea

£1.50

Soup

£1.00

Cold drinks from

50p

Ice cream

£1.50

Snacks from

50p

Traveline Scotland

Public transport journey planner

 

Events

Find out more about our events here and on our Facebook page

 

Volunteering

Find out more about volunteering with us on our Facebook page

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