Think of a beach holiday and you don’t automatically think of Scotland. Yet there is a beach on the North West Coast, on the shores of the Moray Firth, that is washed by the Gulf Stream, so enjoys a mild climate.
Lossiemouth beach is a vista of dunes, rocky shores and fine pale sand. It’s well known as a location for whale and dolphin watching, and for observing the Northern Lights. And walking. And golf; there are two golf course close to the coast here. Cycling is an attraction here, too; there is a cycle path linking Lossiemouth to the small town of Elgin, about four miles from the coast.
Lossiemouth is a perfect choice for people who are interested in aviation. RAF Lossiemouth is close by and jet fly-pasts are frequent.
The landmark Covsesea Lighthouse, close to the site, has a newly-opened heritage centre. Visitors can head to the top of the lighthouse by appointment and views of the coast and RAF station are amazing from here.
All this – and with a campsite right on the shore. Silver Sands Holiday Park is well named; while the sand isn’t quite silver, it is spectacularly pale, almost white. What’s more, dogs are allowed on the beach, making this a great choice if you are planning a dog-walking holiday.
While the natural attraction of Silver Sands’ spectacular location is its main attribute, this site also has a plethora of man-made attractions.
There’s a café overlooking the sands, a gym (use of its is free when you are staying on the site), and a swimming pool complex featuring a steam room and sauna.
Silver Sands’ facilities include a washing-up area, a laundry, three bathrooms and a large shop.
There are several bars, a restaurant, plus a fish and chip takeaway.
Pitches are large and with good manoeuvring access, arranged in open fields; some have gravel hardstandings.
Family entertainment is a major feature of Silver Sands. Imaginative adventure play areas are brilliant for small children in particular.
Covesea West Beach, Lossiemouth, Moray, Scotland (North)
My partner and I drove from Leeds down to Cornwall to visit Cornwall for the first time. I booked the silver sands site as it was close to a beach.. When we arrived we were greated by a very polite...
Loved our stay on Silver Sands. From the moment we arrived we were made very welcome. We stayed on a fully serviced pitch in our motorhome. It was an immaculate site and toilet and shower facilities...
Really charming well kept site. There is a large field to walk the dog and for kids to play. Also a play park. It was lovely and quiet at night. A few things you can purchase in reception if you need...