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Hopeman East Beach

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Hopeman East Beach - Grampian

© Andrew Wood and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Hopeman village has two beaches which are separated by a headland, around which the harbour was built. The larger of these two beaches is Hopeman East. The beach is mostly sandy, but there are rocky patches, including many interesting rock pools to explore.

The beach often gets large waves, making it a popular spot for surfers. It is also a popular destination for walkers, with a coastal path passing the beach. From the beach there are excellent views out onto the Moray Firth, where there is a fair chance of spotting dolphins out on the surf.

There are plenty of parking spaces behind the beach as well as a skate park, public toilets, and a number of beach huts. More facilities can be found to the west of the beach along Harbour Street. The area is also popular with golf enthusiasts.

Type of beach

Sand & rock

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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  • Rock pooling
  • Surfing


  • Town centre nearby
  • Beach hut hire

Nearest town



IV30 5RX

OS grid ref.

NJ 1479 6992

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended