Lossiemouth has two excellent beaches, West Beach and East Beach. However, there is no safe access to Lossiemouth East beach and it is closed until a new bridge is built – due to open in 2022. Lossiemouth is often referred to as Lossie locally. It is a busy seaside town and is a favourite destination especially when the sun is out. The centre has ice cream shops, pubs and cafes with views over to East Beach.
Lossiemouth East Beach
The East Beach used to be accessed by an old wooden bridge, which crossed the River Lossie. However, it has fallen into disrepair and the beach is closed. A new bridge is under construction and is due to open in 2022. With a long stretch of golden sand and dunes to protect from the weather, it was one of the most popular beaches in Moray and the waves attracted surfers all year round.
Lossiemouth West Beach
There’s a narrow road tucked in behind Moray Golf Club. This leads down to the esplanade where you’ll find plenty of parking spaces. The beach curves round to Covesea Lightouse – one of the landmarks of Moray. There are rockpools to explore then a long sweep of sand backed by sandunes. Known locally as silver sands,the beach is on the RAF Lossiemouth flight path so watching the planes provides additional entertainment when they are flying.
Directions – travel towards Moray Golf Club in Lossiemouth. The steep road to West Beach lies behind the Golf Club.