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Summer Holiday – Covesea Lighthouse & Beach

Covesea Lighthouse

We’re just about done with the holiday posts, but we had a fun afternoon one day up at Covesea, just outside Lossiemouth. The lighthouse there is such a fixture on the views in Lossie that it was quite sad when they closed it down in 2012. It does now mean that you can go on a tour and even stay in the attached cottages. We need to arrange a tour sometime, but we went to have a look around anyway.

Covesea Lighthouse

None of us had ever been up so close before and so it was quite exciting and fun to explore the surrounding area and see the views back to Lossie.


We also went down to the beach to look in rockpools and clamber about on the rocks.


It’s pretty hard not to just keep taking photos of the lighthouse – it’s so photogenic.

Covesea Beach looking to Lossiemouth

We really have some amazing beaches around Lossie. The weather was lovely that afternoon, although you can see some grey clouds creeping in, and by the time we were heading home, it looked more like this:


Ominous! Anyway, definitely recommended if you’re in the area, plus you can have a gigantic piece of cake beforehand to keep you going.


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