Hopeman like Lossiemouth has two beaches. One smaller one in front of the caravan site. The other is the main beach to the east of the town and harbour.
Hopeman West Beach
West beach in Hopeman is a short sandy hidden stretch beside the caravan site and harbour. Most visitors will drive past it but park near the harbour and walk past the boat repair area towards the caravan site to find 250m of lovely sand.
There’s some parking in the harbour and toilet facilities. Hopeman Harbour itself is now a small boat and yacht marina. There’s an interesting gallery shop in Hopeman Harbour. Wander up the High Street to find a Chinese Takeaway, Ice Cream Shop, Newsagents and Fish & Chips.
Hopeman East Beach
East Beach is the main beach in Hopeman and has lots of rock pools to explore as well as a wide area of sand. It was the only place in Moray with beach huts, most of which are brightly coloured and a real gem for photographers. Findhorn Beach now also has beach huts. The Moray Firth Dolphins are regularly spotted travelling along the coast and there are walks through the sand dunes – discover dinosaur footprints and a healing well.
Behind the beach there is a play area and skateboard park.
The beach is well signposted – head for the second car park area (behind the beach huts) to find the widest section of sand.
There’s a short walk into the village to find fish and chips, shops and pubs.
There are toilets near the beach huts.