Our tour starts in Chanonry Point, located on the Black Isle above Inverness. If you are lucky enough to see dolphins, (tide dependent) you'll often be very close and at times only a matter of metres from them as they feed in the channel.
Nairn Beach, with stunning views of the Moray Firth towards Cromarty, this superb sand beach is very popular, particularly in the summer months. The low sand dunes and the promenade are an invitation for a walk.
Findhorn, situated in the Findhorn Bay, the village of Findhorn has a beautiful beach, a delightful harbour and a small heritage centre. From the beach on low tides you will be able to see seals basking on the sand banks. The Bay is a local home for sailing and water sports activities which are popular.
The Findhorn Foundation is based near by.
Burghead and Hopeman.
Burghead is an attractive coastal village located on a peninsula on the Moray Firth. From the harbour it has a 5 mile sandy beach, which stretches from Burghead to Findhorn. Burghead is rich in history and an important site of interest about Pictish occupation, the visitor centre is on the site of a past Pictish Fort. Leaving Burghead we will call into the small old fishing village of Hopeman. There could be a chance of seeing dolphins or seals, no promises ! But there is evidence of prehistoric activity with some preserved dinosaur prints.
Often referred to as the Jewel of the Moray Firth, Lossiemouth has 2 beautiful sunny beaches, a golf club and the site of Covesea Lighthouse. A good place to do water sports and sometimes you are able to see dolphins or seals swimming around. The town is the birth place of James Ramsey McDonald, Britain's first labour Prim Minister.
Recommend trying an ice-cream from one of the two ice-cream shops by the East Beach.
Spey Bay Dolphin Centre
Spey Bay is the home of the WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre. The centre offers a great opportunity to learn all about the whales and dolphins which are seen along the Moray Firth. In the Moray First there are around 190 bottle-nosed dolphins creating the largest and the most northerly bottle-nosed dolphins in the world.
A small village along the Moray Firth, prefect to spot seals basking along the shore.
Bow Fiddle Rock, Portnockie
Bow Fiddle Rock is one of the must see natural rock formations along the Moray Firth getting it's name as it resembles the tip of a bow. The design which can now be seen has been cut away by natural erosion.
Cullen is a fishing village situation at the East end of Cullen Bay and the home of the famous dish - Cullen Skink. The town shops are a short walk away from the beach - up hill ! But well worth a look. There are a number of antiquity shops and a few food establishments. Cullen is also one of the best places to see the Northern Lights.