Thornyhive Bay

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Thornyhive Bay is an embayment along the North Sea coast in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. [1] [2] This bay is situated approximately 2.5 miles south of the town of Stonehaven and approximately 2.5 miles north of the Fowlsheugh Nature Reserve. The steep cliffs afford sightings of certain seabirds. [3]

North Sea marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean

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Aberdeenshire Council area of Scotland

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  1. Gazetteer for Scotland, 2008
  2. Ordnance Survey, 2004
  3. C.M. Hogan, 2008

Coordinates: 56°55′58″N2°11′57″W / 56.9329°N 2.1991°W / 56.9329; -2.1991

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