Findochty Beach

Findochty Beach - Grampian
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Findochty is an old fishing village, although today most of the boats that sit in the quaint harbour are used for outings rather than being genuine working fishing vessels. To the west of the harbour there is a small, rocky beach, where children might enjoy exploring the rock pools. The beach is backed by a small caravan park. It looks out onto the Moray Firth.

There is roadside parking adjacent to the harbour along Commercial Street. There is also some parking to the west of the harbour along Jubilee Terrace, as well as public toilets, a children’s playground and a pub. In the village there is a shop, a pharmacy, and a post office.

The area is popular for walking, and there is a cliff-top path, offering spectacular views to the east of the village to the town of Portknockie. There are many caves and inlets along the way, as well as a wide variety of sea birds to be spotted.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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  • Good fishing
  • Rock pooling


  • Toilets
  • Town centre nearby
  • Shop
  • Pub nearby
  • Slipway

Nearest town



AB56 4QA

OS grid ref.

NJ 4604 6799

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