Approached by steep steps, this stunning beach has sheer cliffs to either side. On one side you can walk through a rock tunnel to the next cove, its entrance framing a bright sky on this occasion. Bright sunshine towards the late afternoon cast a soporific air on proceedings and it was a pleasure on the receding tide to explore the surface rocks and their rock pools.
What the beach means to Gordon.
A study in materials and their value.
Looking back at Cullykhan beach.
The sandy cove at Cullykhan Bay shelters the beach from the prevailing south westerly winds, making this an idyllic visitor location. It’s overlooked by Castle Point, the site of the ancient Fort Fiddes. From the beach, there’s an excellent aspect towards Pennan and Hell’s Lum, the remains of a collapsed sea cave. The Moray Firth is home to hundreds of thousands of seabirds, including puffins, fulmars, shags, kittiwakes, guillemots and razorbills, many of which can be enjoyed here.
The natural beauty of Cullykhan beach in the late afternoon.