Guide to Moray Speyside

Burghead Beach

Burghead Beach
Burghead Beach

Burghead Beach marks the eastern end of Burghead Bay. At the other end of this long bay you’ll find Findhorn Beach (with Roseisle beach in the middle). There is a car park near the harbour and another near the caravan site.

Burghead is one of the quieter beaches in Moray and is popular with locals. You might see kitesurfers and windsurfers.  It’s quite stony near the dunes which back the beach but it’s easy to find sand especially when the tide is out.

Burghead has a few eating places with cafe, pubs and shop. For one of the best views in Moray Speyside, head up to the tip of Burghead where you will find a Heritage Centre. It sits on an old Pictish Fort. Discover the story of the Clavie Fire Festival which takes place on the old new year. Dolphins are often spotted in this area.

The large concrete building on the right as you enter Burghead are maltings. The maltings supply many of the local distilleries with malted barley, a key ingredient in whisky production.

The nearest toilets are in the white building at Burghead harbour.

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