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)
We stayed here for three nights to sample family camping and try out our new tent! What a lovely site, it’s kept really clean and tidy, everyone including the owners were so friendly. The electric...
We spent 9 nights at Silver Sands with our touring caravan. The site is lovely. So we'll looked after, just like a big garden. The pitches are large, with hedges for privacy. The facilities are...
A lovely small site with friendly owners. Well kept. Toilets and kitchen areas always clean. Nice play park for younger children. Can walk easily to the beach and across to Kuggar. Beautiful...