Arbroath Sports Centre

Swimming Pools in Arbroath


Swimming in Arbroath

If you are quite hardy and can swim in the North Sea, then you are definitely a strong hearted person. However, for those of us who prefer the water a little warmer then Arbroath has two swimming pools you can take advantage of during your stay in Arbroath.

Arbroath Sports CentreArbroath Sports Centre

Firstly, the Arbroath Sports Centre has a lovely large swimming pool. The schedule for the pool times can be found here.

The phone number for the Arbroath Sports Centre is 01241 872999.

The Seafront Leisure Centre

The other swimming pool officially opened in 2007. This comprises a swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room. There are other facilities as well. This centre is part of the Red Lion Caravan Park.

Passes for the Leisure Centre are £10/day per person.

bellrock blues festival Arbroath

Bell Rock Blues Festival in Arbroath

Bellrock blues festival in Arbroath

Bad Luck & Trouble perform at the Millgate Bar during the 2015 Bellrock Blues Festival in Arbroath.

Come and sing the Blues!

Back again in August for some amazing Blues and Rock in local venues! If you are looking for some music events in Arbroath this coming August then look no further!

26, 27 & 28th August 2016 are the dates for this year’s Bellrock Blues Festival Arbroath. There are FREE entries to concerts all over Arbroath during this time.

The website for the festival doesn’t have the line up for this year at the time of writing, but the Facebook page is and you could contact the festival organisers through there, or through the contact page on their website:

The Declaration Band – live at The Pageant, 2014, in Arbroath

Bands in 2015 included:

Al Hughes

Baby Isaac

Bad Luck’n’Trouble

Blues Train


Dirt Road Blues

Eden Delta

George Shovlin and the Radars

Hot Tin Roof


Mathers & Wares

Meet Mr Callaghan

Robin Robertson Band

Sandy Tweeddale


If you need a place to stay for the weekend of Blues, contact Harbour Nights Guest House on 01241 434343 to book your room! Or check the rooms online at .

I’m sure the Bellrock Blues Festival Arbroath will be just as rocking this August!

lunan bay

Lunan Bay – Gorgeous Beach


lunan bayBeach at Lunan Bay

Lunan Bay is a gorgeous secluded beach just north of Arbroath, about a 15 minute drive away. The beautiful sandy beach and high dunes make for a great day out from Arbroath. It really feels like you are in another world, with the wide curving beach, the Red Castle on the hill, and the windy wooden path leading you through the dunes from the car park!

One of my favourite things in Scotland is to walk along that wooden slatted pathway, un the slope, and the moment of anticipation as the view opens up and you see the white sandy beach, the North Sea open up all around you, and stand at the top, wind blowing in your face and just take the whole scene in!

In younger years I would then take a running jump down the dunes, enjoying that moment of flying before landing softly on the sand and sliding down!

Often you’ll get a treat and see some horses being ridden at the edge of the Sea, and seals and even dolphins are a possibility! Bring your binoculars!

Lunan Bay is a wonderful place for a picnic, or a beach BBQ. It can be a bit exposed, so expect a bit of wind – block the wind if you prefer a sand free sandwich. 🙂

Contact Harbour Nights Guest House to book your stay, and ask Bill and Sunita for directions to Lunan Bay.