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St Abbs is a small fishing village surrounded by jagged cliffs and old fishermens cottages tumbling down to its harbour. Sea angling, sub-aqua diving, bird-watching and regular sightseeing boat trips run from the harbour. A new visitor centre was opened in St Abbs in 2011 and the village has its own privately funded and independent Lifeboat Station. St Abbs is a very popular site for scuba divers. The sea around the village is unusually clear, in contrast to the more silt-laden coastal waters further to the north or south. These clear waters and the spectacular underwater scenery resulted in Britains first Voluntary Marine Reserve being established at St Abbs.
Formed by active volcanoes, St Abbs Head is a landmark along the magnificent Berwickshire coastline. The sheer cliffs, offshore stacks and narrow gullies provide scenic beauty and a habitat for some outstanding wildlife. St Abbs Head is owned and managed by The National Trust for Scotland. It is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a National Nature Reserve (NNR), a Special Protection Area (SPA) for its seabird interest and the intertidal area is part of a marine Special Area of Conservation (SAC).