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Findhorn Beach

Forres, Moray

Findhorn Bay is in a sheltered estuary noted for its birdlife, particularly migrating wildfowl. It is also much favoured for watersports and as a destination for coastal ramblers. The Local Nature Reserve is managed by local people.

Beach Type



Local pub and picnic site


Boating and other watersports or a visit to the museum

Nature and Wildlife

Coastal walks in local nature reserve. well favoured by bird watchers.

Water Quality





No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Elgin TIC. 17 High Street. Elgin. Tel: 01343 552075


Nearest town: Forres
County: Moray
Latitude/Longitude: 57.6615, -3.59412
Postcode: IV36 3YT
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


A96 from Elgin to Inverness. take B9011 signposted Findhorn

Public Transport

Local buses from Elgin and Inverness

Nearest Railway Stations

Forres (Approx. 4 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Car parking next to the beach

Nearby Car Parks

Findhorn Sands, Findhorn (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Findhorn Bay, Findhorn (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Roseisle, Kinloss (Unknown stay).
About 3.4 miles away
North Road, Forres (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away
Tulloch Park, Forres (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away
High Street, Forres (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away
High Street - South, Forres (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away
Leys Road, Forres (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away
Leask Road, Forres (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away
Orchard Road - North, Forres (Unknown stay).
About 3.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Forres