This area of Scotland named Moray was named by the Pictish people around 400AD and means beside the sea. That name still applies today and the Moray Coastline has been rated one of the Top 12 Beautiful and Unspoilt Coastlines by National Geographic Magazine. So, if you are looking for a year-round coastline destination with outstanding cliffs, beautiful beaches, pretty coastal villages all with a strong community feeling you have found it. Combine that with our mild coastal climate and long summer daylight hours you might just not want to leave.
The Moray Firth is home for a number of Dolphins and indeed more and more people are seeing Whales too. There are a number of Dolphin watching places and a number of boat trips that you can take to enjoy the Coastline while Dolphin watching. North 58 Adventures is a wonderful trip out of Findhorn, the Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay lets you watch the Dolphins coming into feed from the Coastline and Dolphin Spirit in Inverness provides both a Dolphin experience and lets you enjoy Inverness by boat and there are many more locations. Whales that are seen include Orca, Minke and Humpbacks. Due to the riches of this Coastline you will get to see wonderful bird life, any number of Seals and totally stunning views.
Spend some time at Findhorn Village – the beach is there to enjoy, there are seals sitting out at the mouth of the River Findhorn, all sorts of water sports available, great views and good places to eat and watch the world go by.
While you are exploring take a trip along the Coastline – the Moray Coast 100 is a lovely road trip and goes through charming fishing villages, stunning rock formations such as Bow Fiddle Rock, try the famous Cullen Skink soup at Cullen, find a castle and enjoy a walk along some stunning beaches.
During Autumn and Winter, the Coastline is often a magical place to see the Northern Lights, often times late at night or early morning there is a spectacular light show.
Top Tips– best beach close to Blervie House is Roseisle beach which provides 4 miles of sandy beach plus forestry trails to walk on. Grab a picnic lunch and enjoy it at one of the tables provided.