Sitting between the two Berwicks – North Berwick to the north, and Berwick-upon-Tweed to the south – Dunbar overlooks the North Sea just a few miles south of the estuary where the sea merges with the Firth of Forth. It is located almost exactly halfway between Edinburgh and the English border. This means that anybody who requires both the Scottish capital to hand and easy access to routes into England would be well advised to consider flats in Dunbar, especially as it sits on the main train route connecting Scotland and England along the East coast of the country.
Many of Dunbar's residents commute into Edinburgh for work, finding that this little coastal town provides a refreshing break from the bustle and hurry of the capital. It boasts a secondary school and youth centre, as well as numerous sports clubs including Dunbar RFC rugby team and Dunbar East Links golf course.
It is a developing town, with an ASDA store recently approved to provide jobs and convenient shopping. Other developments are also mooted including a hotel, tourist office and fast food restaurant. However it is to be hoped that despite the relentless march of progress, Dunbar can retain much of the character which makes it a popular seaside town among East Lothians.