The traditional fishing village of Findhorn, sparkling white under a huge sky, on the eastern shore of Findhorn Bay. Visitor guide to Findhorn in the North East Coast of Scotland. Includes great tips on what to see and do like dolphin viewing in Moray Forth.
A few miles northeast of Forres is Kinloss, site of a major RAF base. The B9011 heads north from Kinloss and past the RAF base; on the right is a sign to the 'Findhorn Bay Caravan Park'. In the shadow of the RAF base in a landscape of gorse and pine-clad dunes, the caravan park is the original site and nucleus of the Findhorn Foundation, a world-renowned spiritual community.
A mile north of the Caravan Park is the traditional fishing village of Findhorn, sparkling white under a huge sky, on the eastern shore of Findhorn Bay. The bay provides sheltered waters for boating and watersports, which can all be arranged from the village. On the other side of the bay you can walk on the dunes of Culbin Sands, explore the forest and look for dolphins in the Moray Firth. You may even see osprey fishing for trout or salmon. In the village itself is the Findhorn Heritage Centre. Easter, Jun, Jul-Aug daily (except Tue) 1400-1700; May and Sept also weekends 1400-1700.
Findhorn Hotels & Accommodation
You can join the community as a short-term guest, eating and working on-site and staying at local recommended B&Bs, and there's a full programme of courses and residential workshops on spiritual growth and healing etc. For more information, Tel. 690311. The excellent on-site shop/deli by the car park sells books, new-age paraphernalia and a huge variety of organic food (open Monday-Friday till 1800; weekends till 1700). There's also a very good vegetarian café. The caravan park is open to the public and you can camp beside the Foundation, Tel. 690203,
A good place to eat in the village is the Kimberley Inn, Tel. 690492, which serves seafood and real ales in a colourful pub atmosphere.
Off the A96 is the Crown & Anchor, a very child-friendly pub offering good value food.