Visit Angus is encouraging visitors to be responsible when exploring the local countryside. It’s essential that anyone who visits our communities and rural locations does so with respect.
If you plan on visiting you must:
Be aware of overcrowding
If the car park is busy, move on and find another place to visit.
Park in designated parking areas only
East Haven only has one beach car park. If it is full please come back on another occasion. Please do not park on the coastal path or block access to properties. Please do not park in the bus turning circle in the village square.
Bin your litter or take it home
Do not leave litter behind. If you bring it, you must take it home or put it in the bins provided.
Protect nature and wildlife
You are entering their habitat so respect the surroundings. Do not break branches, frighten wildlife or disturb any nests. Keep dogs on leads and do not leave any waste behind.
Picnicking is permitted and BBQ plates have been made available on the picnic tables. Please do not light fires anywhere near the dunes as work is underway to conserve and protect the dune grasses. A large section of dunes also form part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Remember to take home all your litter and leave the area clean.
Respect our residents and landowners
Remember to be kind and respectful towards those who live here.
View our blog about visiting Angus responsibility and play your part in keeping Scotland beautiful.
East Haven is a small village located on the east coast of Scotland between Arbroath and Carnoustie, and is one of the oldest recorded fishing communities in Scotland.
Sustrans National Cycle Network 1 runs through the village and up the coast, making it arguably one of the most beautiful sections of the coastal network. East Haven is accessible on foot from either Carnoustie or Arbroath or by bike and by bus.
The pretty little bay at East Haven is popular with families and dog walkers. The bay is sandy and sits within a small natural harbour providing a safe area for children to play amongst the rock pools during low tide. This is a rural beach with a diverse range of sealife and tidal seaweed. It is a popular area for children and adults to paddle and enjoy picnics on the beach during summer.
East Haven Beach