St Combs is a 19th century fishing village situated right on the edge of the Aberdeenshire coast. It is 4 miles South of the town of Fraserburgh and approximately 43 miles North of Aberdeen. The village sits on a stretch of golden sands stretching nearly 8 miles South to Rattray Head.
Initially St Combs was established as a fishing port for the fisher families who inhabited the area. Some of these families came from the deserted community of Boatlea which became stranded when the sea water access to Strathbeg became land locked during a massive storm. By far the most common name in St Combs is Buchan.