Covesea (c) Anne Burgess
Covesea, Moray

Covesea is a small seaside resort village lying just west of Lossiemouth on the Moray coast. The beach is one of the best in the area. Above the beach rise red sandstone cliffs up to 100 feet high.

On top of the cliffs is a lighthouse built in 1844. The cliffs themselves are riddled with caves. One of the caves is said to link via an underground passage to Goudonstoun House.

Yet another cave is known as the Laird's Stable. This intriguing name comes from the story that Sir Robert Gordon, an ardent supporter of Bonnie Prince Charlie, used them to stable his horses during the 1745 Jacobite rising. Towards Hopeman yet another cave has revealed evidence of ancient rock art.

Offshore are the Covesea Skerries, a series of rocky islets which have proved to be the bane of shipping in this area for centuries, and the skeleton of many shipwrecked vessels lie amongst the rocks.