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Burghead Dolphins

One of the best places in Moray to spot dolphins is Burghead. The best vantage point is from the cliffs where the Burghead visitor centre is situated. There’s also a fantastic new viewing gallery within the visitor centre with binoculars available for use. There are regular sightings of the Moray Firth Dolphins, occasionally coming in close to feed but normally they can be spotted further out. The high vantage point means you can see for miles

with fantastic views over the sea (on a clear day you can see 40 miles or more). It’s well worth taking binoculars with you. The viewing distance means it's a favourite spot for whale watchers although sightings are much rarer than dolphins. Seals are a common sight in the harbour.

If you don't see dolphins you are likely to see lots of birdlife including sandmartins, cormorants, shags, fulmar and herring gulls

Burghead

You'll be standing on the old Pictish Fort in Burghead and some time spent in the visitor centre (below the viewing area) will be well rewarded as Burghead has a long history and you can learn about the Clavie. Admission is free but donations are welcome. The centre has recently been enhanced with a viewing gallery and toilet facilities. Burghead itself has a lovely harbour and still has a small fleet of fishing boats. From the harbour there are walks along Burghead Bay, which has a lovely sweeping beach towards Roseisle and Findhorn.


Hopeman Nairn

You might also be interested in:

Hopeman a few miles to the east of Burghead, complete with beach huts!
All dolphin spotting locations
Funky Furbish an excellent upcycling shop and workshop in Burghead Harbour
Our Dolphin Guide
Holiday cottage and self catering accommodation rentals in Burghead

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Viewing area on top of Burghead Visitor Centre

Funky Furbish upcyclers in Burghead Harbour

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Kessock Bridge

Fort George

Nairn

Burghead

Hopeman

Spey Bay

Troup Head


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Go to the Hopeman page. Hopeman is a good spot for dolphin sightings and has two beaches.

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