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Burghead

  • Roseisle beach is a wide gently sloping sandy beach to the south of Burghead, it is backed by a pine forest, one of the most beautiful locations along the north-east coast, even in winter when beach conditions are not ideal! end to end it must be nearly 5 miles long so plenty space to set up a tent and BBQ during the summer or just to go for a walk along the seafront.

    • Burghead Postcode IV30
    • Roseisle Beach Geolocation 57.673638° N Longitude -3.505539° W
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    From the large shaded car park among the pine trees with picnic tables, the beach is reached by a track through a gap in the dunes, the car park is £2 for all day, a Short walk from car park is the beach with stunning woods that are lovely to walk through, here you will find a great little kids park, the sand is clean, filled with shells, and the water is cold and clear, you can Walk from Findhorn along the beach towards Burghead and back covering about 10 miles in total, when the tide is going out there is plenty of sand to walk on, interesting WW2 beach defences all along this beach which borders the Forrest, great for dog walking.

    The beach’s most obvious feature is the long line of large concrete tank traps and ruined pillboxes from world war II and other war relics hiding in the trees, placed here in 1940 when Scotland was under threat of German invasion.

    As part of the 100th anniversary of the First World War, the names of the 52 Burghead men who lost their lives in the First World War were written in the sand off the Slappy in Burghead on Sunday11 November,

    Many of those names were written by relatives in honour of their ancestors.