Montrose Basin is an enclosed estuary of the river South Esk covering 750 hectares, home to over 80,000 migratory birds – including pink-footed geese, Arctic terns, knots and sedge warblers. Our four-star visitor centre offers a great day out for all the family in Angus.
There is plenty to see at any time of the year – winter is best for seeing our resident kingfisher, in the spring and summer we see sand martins, common terns, and osprey, and in the autumn we see the amazing spectacle of tens of thousands of pink-footed geese at dawn and dusk.
The visitor centre also has a small gift shop and coffee shop.
Adults – £4.50
Concession – £4.00
Children – free
Scottish Wildlife Trust members – no charge
While dogs are not allowed in the visitor centre, they are allowed on all the walks around the reserve which are accessible from different car parks around Montrose Basin. The visitor centre staff will be able to provide visitors with a map and directions.
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