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Angus Coastal Tours

Join us on a day trip to explore the best that the Angus coast can offer – beautiful beaches, sea bird colonies, coastal wildflowers, the chance of seeing dolphins and traditional seaside fare for lunch (vegetarian & vegan options are available).

Meeting at Monifieth train station at 10am, we visit a number of the best locations along the coast to spot wildlife and enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in Scotland. Where we go depends on where the dolphins have recently been spotted – we are members of the Angus Cetacean Sightings Group so get regular updates – but it will be three or four of the following top wildlife sites – Monifieth Bay, Easthaven Beach, Seaton Cliffs and Auchmithie Beach, along with a lunch stop in a popular local cafe. Each stop involves a guided wildlife walk to spot birds, sea mammals, wildflowers and appreciate the beautiful scenery.

Our small groups of up to six people means that our tours are friendly, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions of your guide. Binoculars and a telescope are provided.We will stop off at a café for lunch, or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch. Remember water, sun hat & sun protection. Sturdy shoes for walking and waterproofs are also essential! We return to Monifieth train station between 4pm and 5pm. In 2024 join us on one of these dates: April – 26th  /  May – 12th /  June – 8th, 14th  /  July – 5th, 27th /  August – 10th, 23rd /  Sep – 8th

Species we expect to see (though not on every tour) include Puffin, Gannet, Eider Duck, Fulmar, Arctic tern, Guillemot, Razorbill, Kittiwake, Grey seal, Common seal, Bottlenose dolphin, Sea campion, Purple milk-vetch, Northern marsh orchid, Kidney vetch, Burnet moth.

Photos by Kelly Ann Dempsey.

PRICE: £95pp
GROUP SIZE: Max 6 people, minimum 4
TIME: 10am – 4/5pm


April – 26th  /  May – 12th /  June – 8th, 14th
July – 5th, 27th /  August – 10th, 23rd /  Sep – 8th

5 star rating
A Fantastic Experience and a Memorable Evening I came across Perthshire Wildlife on Google Search and immediately made email contact with Daniele. This was a much longed for trip as we had wanted to see a wild Scottish Beaver for quite a while now. From the minute I made contact with Daniele, confirmed our travel dates and arrangements, to meeting her in person, and then saying goodbye, I cannot praise Daniele enough. My husband and I visit Perthshire a few times a year from our home in Northern Ireland. This time we travelled by bus and train from Glasgow Airport and so had no car. Daniele picked us up at our hotel last Saturday afternoon, and took us past beautiful countryside to a river beyond rural Blairgowrie. Daniele knowledgeably explained to us about the Beavers, their habitat, food likes and their Winter and Summer lodges. As we settled down on our rug at the river's edge with our binoculars, opposite their Winter Lodge to quietly wait for them, almost immediately a young adult Beaver came in to view (Daniele explained about the young kits staying with their parents for 2 years), and glided/swam for a few seconds in front of us. It was a wow moment for my husband and I; a wild Scottish beaver right in front of us, clearly visible without binoculars PRICELESS. Despite the rain coming on for a wee bit, our mood remained buoyant as we saw flashes of blue from kingfishers, and heard pheasants calling in the fields behind us. After a wee while, all was quiet from the Beavers and Daniele with her expert knowledge and instinct, moved us down to another location on the river which she said was their Summer Lodge. The rain had stopped and as dusk started to fall we could clearly make out movement on the other side of the bank yes more Beavers. For the remainder of our time there, we saw them clearly swimming about as they gnawed on fallen tree branches. A big adult Beaver slowly glided past us, fully stretched, then paddle splashed with that enormous tail. An inquisitive one swam right up to the river bank edge just in front of us and we could clearly see his/her eyes and ears .unforgettable. Sadly the falling darkness meant we had to leave our Beaver friends and we made our way back up the fields to Daniele's car. Daniele opened a bottle of single malt Whiskey and my husband and I had a wee dram to toast the Beavers and finish off what had been a fantastic night. We are indebted to Daniele for looking after us so well. Her passion and love for Beavers shines out of her and I could listen to her all night. She is a genuine expert on Beavers and wildlife in general. On our way back to our hotel, Daniele carefully drove around toads on the country lanes and we saw roe deer crossing the road. What an end to our special evening. It will remain in our memories for years to come, and we have recounted that wonderful experience to our family and friends now that we are back home. I thoroughly recommend Perthshire Wildlife and our indebted thanks and gratitude to Daniele for looking after us so well. A truly remarkable and much enjoyed experience. You have made us so very happy. Thanks Daniele from Sharon and Brian McCloy.
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5 star rating
A special place all land owners should aspire to. Had a lovely time at Bamff Beaver Safari last
Saturday. Totally relaxing, chilling and informative visit. Guide was so enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable.
I was accompanied by a small hen party, who were lovely company, what a great alternative celebration.
Highly recommend. Even a wee toast to welcome the Beavers back to Scotland and a bit of Shortbread.
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Caz A
5 star rating
Fantastic! Absolutely brilliant tour, what incredible creatures beavers are! Danièle is really knowledgeable and taught us and showed us loads about these great animals.
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Colin C
5 star rating
10/10 Beaver (& Otter) Tour My wife and I drove to Alyth to meet our tour guide. She was prompt and cheerful, depsite some rainy weather, and we proceeded to follow her in our car to a Beaver sanctuary where we were given expert information on the lifecycle, environment and ecological impact of the Beaver in Scotland and around the world. We then drove off to a local river, which was fairly easy to get to (via a short rek through some fields). The guide was also a bat expert, and showed us her equipment to detect the bats' sonar and to differentiate the species via the feedback on the detector. We sat beside the river upstream from a small weir, or waterfall, next to a submerged Beaver dam. We almost immediately saw an Otter, and then proceeded to see numerous Beavers swimming past us as, mere meteres away, which we got a great look at and made some lovely photographs and memories. It is a quiet spot and so there is no difficulty finding Beavers here. Our guide, Jean, was friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and it was a totaly privelege to be on this wonderful tour. I hope to make this tour again one day when we return to Scotland in the future.
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