In January 2014 the readers of the National Geographic Traveller magazine voted the Moray Firth coastline in the top 12 in the world! It truly is a spectacular coastline and it is only 5 minutes from Duffus Estate! If you are lucky, on a calm day you may be able to spot some of the Moray Firth's very own resident population of bottlenose dolphins, seals, porpoises or even basking sharks and minke whales.
Local beaches are:
Hopeman Beach - Lovely sandy beach with a strip of traditional, colourfully painted wooden beach huts. There are some accessible rock pools making this beach great for the children. Lots of parking and toilets too.
Burghead Beach - Burghead Bay is a huge stretch of golden sand that goes on for miles. You can walk from here to the coastal forest at Roseisle. There is a visitor centre in the town that is ideally positioned to watch out for those dolphins!
Covesea Beach - The easiest access onto this beach is to follow signs for the Tee Shak café and drive down and park. You can then follow a footpath for 5 minutes to the beach. We consider this beach to be busy if we see any more than about 5 people on it! This stunning white sandy beach is just gorgeous!
Lossiemouth East Beach - Reached by crossing the iconic foot bridge over the lagoon you reach yet another fabulous white sandy beach that goes on for miles.
Roseisle Beach - Situated between Roseisle and Kinloss this is an amazing place for a walk. You can choose between a great sandy beach that goes all the way to Burghead or take one of the many coastal forest paths. There are BBQ pits and a children's play area amongst the trees too.