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The Best Lochs Near Lossiemouth

With searches for Holiday Parks in Scotland reaching over 12,100 searches per month, we’ve put together a guide for those interested in discovering the great Lochs in Scotland.

As the summer sun casts its golden glow across the serene landscapes of Scotland, Lossiemouth invites travelers and nature enthusiasts to explore its stunning lochs, each offering a unique blend of tranquility and adventure. Nestled in the heart of Moray, this picturesque town is set to be the ultimate summer destination, with its crystal-clear waters, breathtaking scenery, and abundant wildlife.

This season, Park Holiday’s team have revealed the top lochs around Lossiemouth that promise unforgettable experiences and lasting memories for all visitors. Whether you seek peaceful solitude, exhilarating water activities, or simply a scenic spot for a family picnic, these lochs have something for everyone.

Here are some of the must-visit lochs near Lossiemouth:

1. RSPB Reserve Loch Spynie

Loch Spynie is located near Elgin in Moray, Scotland, just a short 15-minute drive from Lossiemouth Holiday Park. The RSPB Reserve at Loch Spynie is a cherished haven for wildlife enthusiasts and bird watchers. It’s managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and renowned for its diverse habitats and rich biodiversity, such as waterfowl (tufted ducks, wigeons, and goldeneyes).

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2. Loch Ness

Known worldwide for the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, Loch Ness offers breathtaking scenery, the historic Urquhart Castle, and the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition. This world-renowned Loch is an hour and a half drive from Lossiemouth Holiday Park but well worth the drive down the Moray Firth.

3. Loch Oire

Loch Oire is a small, tranquil freshwater loch known for its serene beauty and rich natural environment. It is a less commercialised and quieter spot compared to some of the more famous Scottish lochs, making it an ideal location for those seeking peace and natural beauty.

Loch Oire is a haven for bird watchers, with a variety of bird species frequenting the area. Common sightings include ducks, swans, and other waterfowl. The surrounding woodland and reed beds also attract songbirds and raptors. For those keen on fishing, this loch is stocked with fish including pike and perch, offering a rewarding fishing experience in a tranquil setting. Loch Oire is a less than 20-minute picturesque drive from Park Holiday’s Lossiemouth caravan park.

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4. Lochindorb Castle

Lochindorb Castle is located on an island in Lochindorb, approximately 27 miles (43 km) south of Lossiemouth, in the Scottish Highlands. It lies within the Cairngorms National Park, near the town of Grantown-on-Spey.

Lochindorb Castle is a medieval fortress built on a small island in the middle of Lochindorb. The castle’s remote location and its historical significance make it an intriguing destination for history enthusiasts and adventurers alike. Lochindorb Castle dates back to the 13th century, built by the Comyns - a powerful Scottish family, also known as the Clan Cumming - the castle played a significant role in the Wars of Scottish Independence.

5. Millbuies Loch

If you want to do a day tour of the Loch’s around Lossiemouth this is a great addition to add to your list. Located in the Millbuies Country Park, near Elgin in Moray, Scotland, it is approximately 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Lossiemouth.

Millbuies Loch is a man-made loch set within the scenic Millbuies Country Park. Created by damming two small streams, the loch is nestled in a beautiful woodland setting, offering a peaceful retreat for visitors. It is also another great spot for keen wildlife enthusiasts with a range of birds such as woodpeckers and herons to spot, as well as being a great location for fly fishing where the loch is stocked with rainbow trout

For a last-minute break and more things to do around Lossiemouth, visit Lossiemouth Holiday Park.

Caravan Holidays & Short Breaks in Lossiemouth

Find your perfect Lossiemouth holiday at our Lossiemouth or Silver Sands holiday parks, or venture a little further along the Moray coast to Burghead. Wherever you choose, you'll be ideally located to explore this magnificent area.

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