Surfing has really taken off in and around Dunbar in recent years. The nearby beaches of Belhaven, Thornton Lock and Pease Bay ensure a variety of breaks when the swells are rolling in.

Belhaven is a long, sandy bay with a number of points where the break can work well, but varies with the lay of the sand. Ideal for beginners.

Thornton Lock offers a more consistent break being over limestone pavement. There are some parts which provide a nice peak with both left and right breaks at most states of the tide.

Pease Bay is a smaller sandy bay, with rocky outcrofts on both sides, bringing consistency to shape of the waves.

Check out Magic Seaweed for local conditions.

If you have not tried surfing before and want to give it a go, try Coast to Coast surf school based here in Dunbar.