|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Lumbs Crossroads (NK031580)|
|Distance:||7.5 miles (12 km)|
|Meets:||A90, B9107, A90|
|Route outline (key)|
The B9033 follows the North Sea coast to the east of the Aberdeenshire port of Fraserburgh.
The road starts on the southern edge of town at a roundabout on the A90 (former A92) and heads anticlockwise around a retail park to another roundabout where it turns right. The original line of the road went east-west through this point; it is now just visible running to the north of a Tesco.
The B9033 heads east from this roundabout past the cemetery to reach the edge of the sand dunes. It bends to the right to follow the coast eastwards and soon crosses the dismantled Fraserburgh to Aberdeen railway line. The road goes through a golf course and gets further away from the coast as it travels, although the sea is barely visible owing to the sand dunes. At one time the road ran adjacent to a branch line to St Combs but little of this now remains.
The road then crosses the Water of Philorth. There are actually three bridges here: the original road bridge, now closed to traffic, is just to the right whilst the remains of the railway bridge are to the left. The road then starts to climb and diverges from the old railway line. The B9107 to Inverallochy turns off soon afterwards whilst the B9033 cuts the corner off. A mile or so further on the road reaches a T-junction on the southern edge of St Combs and TOTSOs right.
The road now heads southwestwards along a straight road across the more-or-less flat coastal plain, getting further and further away from the sea. It skirts the Crimonmogate estate before ending on the A90 (former A952) near Lumbs.
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