Local Area Information

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 simply ‘Lossie’ offers something for everyone.

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. 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.

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 haven for golfers.

The Moray firth and Speyside area lie at the heart of the Scottish whisky making region with numerous distilleries to visit. Every year at the end of April the Spirit of Speyside festival celebrates the history and culture of Speyside.

For the golfer there are countless golf courses locally, with something to suit any ability from championship courses at Nairn and Lossiemouth to the less challenging par 3 course.

For those looking for some more retail therapy the nearby towns of Elgin & Forres provide great shopping & eating opportunities. Elgin boasts boutique shopping at Johnstons cashmere and whisky specialists Gordon & Macphail as well as a host of other local shops and restaurants.

 Elgin has an excellent leisure centre with fun pool, soft play area, ice rink - plenty to keep the kids entertained whatever the weather.

For anybody interested in history there are castles nearby at Brodie and Cawdor, as well as the impressive ruins of Elgin cathedal and Spynie Palace to explore. Culloden battlefield and its award winning visitor centre are within a 1 hour drive, as is Fort George.

For children of all ages the stunning beaches at Lossiemouth will provide hours of entertainment. The Moray firth is of course famous for its dolphins so don't forget your binoculars! For more information visit the Whale and Dolphin conservation society centre at nearby Spey Bay.

Whatever your choice you won't be short of ideas - we provide a folder packed full of information to make the most of your stay.