Findhorn is a former fishing village. It is a busy place in summer with locals taking day trips and visitors attracted by its beach, good eating places, watersports and of course the Findhorn Foundation. For all its popularity, it manages to retain a relaxed atmosphere. Population 885.
Findhorn beach is a popular destination, especially on a summer’s day. There is a large car parking area in the dunes at the top end of the village. Head to the side away from the boatyard and you will find a long sandy beach, which marks one end of Burghead Bay. Take heed of the signs about where not to swim as there are strong currents. There are good toilet facilities in the car park.
The Findhorn Community is a thriving spiritual community based on the outskirts of the village. It was founded in the early 1960s and is recognised as an important eco-
The centre is a new addition to Findhorn and offers various exhibitions throughout the year. As well as exhibitions, there are artist studios and study areas. There are also classes in all areas of art form sculpture to watercolour and drawing to photography. It is situated in Findhorn Park at the Foundation.
Findhorn used to be a salmon fishing centre and fish destined for the English market was stored in the old Icehouse. The Icehouse now tells the story of its links to the fishing industry. Next door you can explore the history and wildlife of Findhorn in the Heritage Centre.
Between Kinloss and Findhorn is a bird hide offering shelter and open views across Findhorn Bay, the outlet of the River Findhorn. The bay is now a nature reserve where you can see many birds including oystercatchers, turnstone, curlews and osprey.