Situated on the North East Coast of Scotland, Lossiemouth is favoured by the mild Gulf Stream air, miles of excellent beaches and beautiful surrounding countryside.
The town began as a port at the mouth of the River Lossie to help the town of Elgin in trading. The port is now a busy town itself and a spectacular marina has been developed in the twin basined harbour. The town known affectionately as 'Lossie' offers something for everyone. The dunes in Lossie's East Beach were made using old railway carriages to protect the seatown from heavy seas.
Visitors can enjoy long walks, spectacular scenery and beautiful sandy beaches. The West Beach passing the landmark of Covesea Lighthouse is some 3 miles long. History records a hermit who inhabited a cave and would walk the headland with a torch to warn ships away from the dangerous rocks of the Covesea and Halliman Skerries. He later became known as St. Gerardine.
The East Beach, characterised by its sand dunes which run parallel to the sea and the river, stretches even further. It is reached by a wooden pedestrian bridge over the river Lossie. The bridge was built originally to encourage day trippers on the old Moray Railway to visit the town in the summer months. Please note that East Beach bridge was closed in 2019 due to safety concerns. Funding has been secured from the Scottish government to repair or replace it. The pandemic has delayed work and it is now hoped it will re-open in Autumn 2021. There are however, many other beautiful beaches in the vicinity, but at the moment you no longer have direct access to East Beach.
Lossiemouth is superb for sailing or to take a boat ride for Dolphin spotting or Sea Angling. Surfers can enjoy the waves at Lossiemouth. Moray Golf Club by the West Beach has 2 fine golf courses. The Old classic Links course designed by Tom Morris in 1889 and the new precision golf course by Henry Cotton in 1979. A regular venue for Championships and a Heaven for golfers. A cycle path also runs between Lossiemouth and Elgin.
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