The Bass Rock is clearly visible from parts of Dunbar.
The island is home to the world's biggest island gannet colony, there being 100 000 birds here in the breeding seaon. the birds arrive in January and stay till October.
Just to the west of Dunbar lies Belhaven Bay which forms part of the John Muir Country Park, named after Dunbar's most famous son. Born in Dunbar in 1838, John Muir's family emigrated to the USA in 1846 where he went on to found the US National Park system.
The Victoria Harbour is one of two harbours in Dunbar. Unfortunately the building of it wreaked destruction to a large part of what had remained of the castle. A section of it had to be blasted away to make what is now the harbour entrance.