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St. Abbs is a small fishing village on the southeast coast of Scotland, in the county of Berwickshire. It is situated just outside an area with spectacular vulcanic rocks - the highest on the Scottish east coast. And the sea around St. Abbs has crystal clear waters, making it a popular destination for scuba divers.
The adjacent headland with its towering cliffs is a National Trust Nature Reserve with a wide variety of birds. But St. Abbs not only offers wildlife photographers a rich variety of subjects - the headland and even the rocks just outside the village and its harbour are attractive subjects for landscape photographers.
St. Abbs has ample parking space in and near the harbour. And those who want to photograph the headland and the adjacent photogenic cove, Pettico Wick, or the rocks with the lighthouse on top, go to the nature reserve. Park at the visitor's centre and take a brisk walk to St. Abbs' Head, or take your car and use the single track road. There is a small parking space just above Pettico Wick, and a slightly larger one near the lighthouse, at the end of the road. Please note that officially these parking spaces are reserved for those who are physically unable to walk the distance from the visitors centre.