Burghead Beach

January 21, 2021

Burghead Beach a great place to visit in 2021

When the tide is out this golden sandy shore allows you lots of space where it’s difficult not to keep your distance from other visitors.

Backed by amazing sand dunes and a forest that stretches on and on, a place where you can wander when the tide is in or the weather gets too blustery on the beach.

Here you can enjoy wonderful strolls where you can relish the noise of waves lapping the shore, (keep you eye out and you may be lucky enough to see dolphins frolicking in the distance).

Burghead Beach

Mix Forest with Beach Walks

I often visit Burghead beach no matter what the weather as it is so diverse and sometimes see parents out flying a kite with their kids on a windy day. The sound of excited squeals mixed with bird calls and the roar of the waves is delightful.

On a bad weather day when I have had enough of the bracing wind, there’s lots of paths that lead through the dunes into the forest, where shelter is often welcome.

Stretching along the beach are old World War 11 concrete defences, many are crumbling through the often adverse weather conditions, each with their own state of decay and character

 

Beach when the tide is out

Windsurfing and Kite Sailng at Burghead

Although I don’t windsurf or Kite Sail I find it fascinating to watch these masters manoeuvre their sails and kites in windy weather.

On a blustery day it’s amazing the speeds that they can acheive. If you are like me and prone to enjoying a nature show it’s a pleasant way to spend some time watching the colourful kites against a moody sky coupled with the textures and colours of the sea backed with sand dunes, forest and hills.

Windsurfing at Burghead
By Allan

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