Situated on the Moray Firth coast, Portessie is one of a number of old fishing villages that lie on a three-mile stretch of shoreline to the east of Buckie on Scotland's 'sunniest north east coast'. Moray is known as the Scottish Riviera as it gets very little rain and has a warmer and gentler climate than most other parts of Scotland.
It's an unspoiled coastline, with dramatic cliff scenery, beautiful beaches and picturesque villages such as Gardenstown and Pennan. Families will love the extensive beach at Cullen and enjoy local opportunities to ride, golf and watch rare birdlife - the RSPB Reserve at Spey Bay is a must for keen birdwatchers.
The Moray Firth has one of only two resident populations of bottle-nosed dolphins in Britain and regular boat trips leave from Buckie and Macduff harbours on dolphin-watching expeditions. There are a multitude of golf courses along this coastline. A wonderful base for a magical holiday experience.
Holiday activities near Buckie
- Walkers, this is paradise with the
Moray Coastal Trail stretching for c50 miles
from Findhorn to Cullen
and all the places in between
- Malt Whisky Trail
- Boat trips from Buckie for dolphin spotting
- Bird watching
- Duff House - stunning paintings and furniture
- Cycle routes
- Miles of sandy beaches
- Airports: Aberdeen 45 miles,
Inverness 60 miles
- Keith station - 10 miles
- Pubs and restaurants: Bijou by the Sea café
10-minute walk along the seafront from cottage.
Large number of cafes, hotel restaurants in Buckie
and the numerous villages along the coast.
- Strathlene Golf Course 0.5 mile,
Buckpool Golf Course 2 miles
- Elgin, Lossiemouth, Duff House Royal,
Cullen, Royal Tarlair,
Hopeman, Garmouth, Spey Bay golf courses
within 1/2 hour drive