Just south of Montrose, the river flows into the sea at the historic fishing village of Ferryden. The tide makes powerful surges in the water, stirring up food for fish, seals, and sea birds. Dolphins come hunting here too: if you’re lucky, you can see bottlenose dolphins right from the shore.
The viewpoint above the river is a good place to watch boats too, as vessels that serve the North Sea oil rigs sail in and out of Montrose harbour. They’re guided by a pilot to help them navigate the fast-moving currents and sandbanks.