The beach at Silver Sands, Moray

Local attractions

Our name – Silver Sands – comes from the sparkling stretch of West Beach that lies to the far side of the dunes that border our park. Three-miles of sands run straight past and, thanks to the glorious Gulf Stream that brings a temperate climate, they are the perfect play place for paddlers, swimmers surfers and sailors, with horse-riders often seen galloping along the sea edge.

We sit on the edge of the Moray Firth, an inlet that is one of Europe’s best places to see wild dolphins. There are around 130 bottlenose dolphins living in the waters and our guests can sometimes see them leaping clear of the waves when they come close to shore. Join one of the local Moray Firth boat tours for the very closest view.

Horse riding on the Moray coastKeeping active

There are many activities right on your doorstep, such as horse riding and scenic walks to historic castles such as Balvenie Castle – one of the oldest stone castles in Scotland – and to the remains of the once majestic Elgin Cathedral.

For little ones, there is soft play at Lossiemouth Play Barn and a host of activities on offer at Moray Leisure Centre, plus there is bowling and ice-skating nearby.

Take time to visit the cheery town of Lossiemouth and enjoy the harbour, plus a wide range of shops and restaurants. On a grander scale, Inverness offers a rich variety of places to visit, including the historic Victorian Market and award-winning Eastgate centre.

Golf courses in Moray, ScotlandGreat golf

Lossiemouth is a great choice for golfers with two superb courses. The older of the two is considered to be among the finest links courses in Scotland, with deep bunkers, gorse lined fairways and fast greens. The newer course is shorter, tighter and has smaller greens, but is equally challenge and rewarding for players.

The local area is also heaven for plane spotters, with one of the RAF’s largest fast-jet bases nearby.