With two of the most beautiful beaches in Scotland, Lossiemouth truly is a hidden paradise.
Visit West Beach when the tide is low and stroll along the flat sands towards the iconic Covesea Lighthouse. Admire the breath-taking view of East Beach from Prospect Terrace. Don’t worry, a new bridge will soon be opened, allowing pedestrian access to the white sands of Lossiemouth East Beach once again.
So embrace the Lossie spirit. Lean into the wind and fill your lungs with the fresh coastal air.
The view of Lossiemouth’s East Beach, pressed between the peaty dark River Lossie and the clear waters of the Firth, is simply breath-taking.
The best vantage point is from high up on Prospect Terrace. The best time to see it is early morning, particularly in winter when the low sun lights up the river.
Pedestrian access to East Beach will be possible once again this summer when the new bridge is open.
East Beach is one of only a handful of surfing spots north of Aberdeen. The local surf school can get you kit and lessons.
There is free parking at Gregory Place car park.
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Wilder then East Beach, West Beach has its own rugged beauty, with rockpools, cliffs and caves.
Best time to visit is low tide, when the sea reveals wide, flat sands leading you to Covesea Lighthouse at the far end. The sunsets from West Beach can be incredible, and it’s the best place to watch the Northern Lights.
There’s a free car park with a café that has toilets inside. There’s also a beach wheelchair, free to use.
In front of the car park is a small bay, protected by a natural reef and wartime sea defences. This area is popular with paddleboarders and sea swimmers and home to the Moray Firth Watersports Club.
EAST BEACH BRIDGE
For over 100 years, the old wooden bridge granted access to East Beach. But, in July 2019, under the weight of thousands of feet, paws, buggies, and boards, the bridge failed and was closed.
A community campaign was launched to fund a new bridge, and this summer, a new bridge will open, from the esplanade, allowing excited beachgoers access to the white sands of Lossiemouth East Beach once again.
directory of services
Follow the link below to find a full listing of all LBA member businesses across every sector.
In time, this will be expanded to include a brief listing of non-member businesses to provide a complete information resource for our visitors.
If the service that you require is not listed in this directory, use your preferred search engine to find them.
Lossiemouth is on the Moray coast, approximately 40 miles east of Inverness and 70 miles northwest of Aberdeen. The A96 is the main road between these two cities.
Travelling by bus or train, head to Elgin for a connecting bus service to Lossiemouth.