Gardenstown is well situated for exploring the surrounding area and there are many tourist attractions to occupy every family member whatever the age.
For nature lovers it is a paradise being close to the RSPB reserve at Troup Head which boasts the largest mainland colony of nesting gannets in Scotland amongst many other seabirds including the puffin.
Dolphins can be seen regularly swimming in the bay; a truly amazing sight.
In spring the hillsides are covered with primroses and in early summer wild orchids grow on the grassy slopes amongst a myriad of other wild flowers. Every season offers something special.
Local visitor attractions can be found in abundance throughout the area from castles e.g. Delgatie Castle, Fyvie Castle to sandy beaches at Fraserburgh or Cullen. Museums in Banff, Turriff, Fraserburgh and Peterhead and there is the aquarium in Macduff.
Golf lovers can play at Duff House in Banff or at Tarlair in Macduff or at Turriff, Fraserburgh or Rosehearty, all of which are close by.
For walkers there is plenty scope to explore the area. Many of the local walks can be accessed on www.walkhighlands.co.uk
Gardenstown is also an ideal base for Geocaching and is on the local Geocaching trail.