Aberdeen Esplanade

(Aberdeen Promenade; Aberdeen Beach)

Extending for 2½ miles (4 km) along Aberdeen Bay, from Footdee in the south to the Bridge of Don in the north, Aberdeen Esplanade links Aberdeen Harbour with the sand dunes of Donmouth Nature Reserve. Also referred to as Aberdeen Promenade or Aberdeen Beach, the esplanade provides citizens with a pleasure beach, including the Beach Ballroom, Transition Extreme Skatepark and Climbing Centre, Beach Leisure Centre, Linx Ice Arena, Codona's Amusement Park, with associated entertainment arcades, the Old Town Golf Course and a Golf Driving Range. Traces of the former Beach Bathing Station can still be seen. Opened in 1885, this was at the centre of the development of the Beach area for leisure, it having become an industrial area during the earlier 19th C. with a cotton mill, chemical works, iron works, gas works, and rope and sail manufactory all located nearby in the 1880s.

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