The Eye Water flows into the sea at Eyemouth and has created a natural harbour, which has been used since at least the 1200's. In the 1540's the harbour was used by the English troops of Henry VIII, building an artillery fort on the east side of the Eye Water. During the 1800's the entrance to the harbour was difficult in rough weather and it was only after the disaster in October 1881 when 189 local fishermen lost their lives that improvements were made. Fishing has always been an important part of Eyemouth history and in the 1960's a new harbour and fish market were added.
Eyemouth is also a seaside resort hosting the usual seaside attractions and is the ideal place to pursue actives such diving, fishing and walking.