A gently falling tide revealed the wooden posts that remain from World War 2 defences, alongside the walk to Covesea Skerries Lighthouse on the headland by RAF Lossiemouth. Out at sea the newly commissioned Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier continued her sea trials, all of this a reminder of the frontier nature of Lossiemouth. This beach is also a wildlife haven, with seals and marine bird life in abundance. The adjacent town is friendly and well-equipped to cater for visitors.
What the beach means to Lorna.
A morning scene at West Beach.
This Moray beach faces north and arcs round to the striking white Covesea lighthouse. The higher reaches of the beach, backed by dunes, are mostly shingle, but it’s sandy by the water at low tide. There are rock pools to explore, plenty of space for walking and for reflection, with the additional attraction of watching the planes from RAF Lossiemouth nearby.
The nature on show at the beach.
A scan of Lossiemouth West Beach.