activities within canty bay

There are more than enough activities that you can plan at Canty Bay to keep a group fully occupied for several days. Click on the link for suggestions. 

activities in east lothian

If you want to go further afield suggestions are listed below. Clicking on the title will take you to the activity website. North Berwick Sports Centre can be good for a last minute hall hire if the weather is particularly bad during your stay.

St Andrews Blackadder 

This is a welcoming Church of Scotland on North Berwick High Street with a service at 10.30 am on Sundays. If you are planning to attend and have children of primary school age in your group it is worth getting in touch before you go. If able the church can arrange for primary school age children to join in with their Sunday School.

Foxlake Adventures

Water based activity park close to Dunbar, probably suited more to high school age and above.

East Links Family Park

Wide variety of activities including an excellent crazy golf course, animals to see and a small railway for trips round the park. There is a large barn with tables to have packed lunches. Probably more suited to primary school age children.

North Berwick Sports Centre

Has indoor halls that can be set up for various sports including five a side football, and a traditional swimming pool

Putting in North Berwick

There are two putting greens in North Berwick; one on the way in to the town after the rugby club on the right hand side of the road, the other on the seafront west of the harbour.

Dunbar Leisure Pool

Large swimming pool with wave machine, flumes and water jets.

Scottish Seabird Centre

Fascinating centre with remote cameras relaying video from the Bass Rock and lots of other sea related activities. Can provide learning sessions tailored to your particular requirements.

Tantallon Castle

Interesting ruined castle within walking distance of Canty Bay.

National Museum of Flight

Houses Concorde as well as military and civil aviation hangars. New hangars opened in 2016.

Boat Trips from North Berwick

A number of different companies offer boat trips, most including a sail around the Bass Rock.

Coast to Coast Surf School

Located in Dunbar, a local company providing training in surfing, bodyboarding and stand up paddling. 

Berwick Law

A reasonably straightforward walk for most ages with wonderful views from the top – as well as a whale's jawbone.

seacliff stables

Two miles east of Canty Bay, a family run horse riding stables surrounded by stunning scenery to explore which can include views of Tantallon Castle and the Bass Rock from Seacliff Beach. 

scottish archery centre

Although the Archery Centre at Fenton Barns has now closed, the experienced staff can set up an archery activity at Canty Bay tailored to the age of your group.

east lothian countryside ranger service

You may be able to arrange a guided walk with one of the Rangers, or arrange for a Ranger to help explore the rocks and rock pools at Canty Bay.


There is a Tesco and an Aldi on the road from Canty Bay into North Berwick.

There are lots of shops in North Berwick High Street including Greggs, Andersons (excellent butcher), ice cream shops and chip shops.