Lossiemouth (East)


Lossiemouth (East)
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Sufficient

Today's forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are made at this site.

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A huge and long sandy beach within Spey Bay, near the mouth of the River Lossie and Lossiemouth Harbour. There are facilities and food in the town.


A popular place for boating and wildlife watching - look out to sea for cetaceans - especially for dolphins! There is a museum in the town.

Wildlife and Walks

The beach is backed by dunes which play host to various flora and fauna. Towards the east of the beach, past the River Spey is the Scottish Dolphin Centre: http://www.wdcs.org/connect/wildlife_centre/spey_bay.php

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, during the bathing season, 1st June to 15th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Sufficient

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are made at this site.

View latest forecast here.

More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


There is currently no weather forecast for this beach.

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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
Large breaking waves Large breaking waves
Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Lossiemouth (East)

Campsite Campsite Food Food



There is limited parking neat to the beach.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed

Beach cleaning

No current information