Spey Bay is the largest shingle beach in Scotland. Constant erosion and deposition by the river creates a range of habitats from bare shingle to reed beds, freshwater marsh and brackish saltmarsh. Breeding birds, a rich flora and diverse invertebrate communities all make their home here.
Spey Bay lies eight miles north-east of Elgin, at the end of the B9015 (Kingston) or the B9014 (Tugnet).
Access can be gained from the car-parks at Tugnet or Kingston. There is a small circular footpath near the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society Visitor Centre at Tugnet.
The Speyside Way and the National Cycle Network pass close to the reserve.
The Scottish Wildlife Trust is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland (registered number SC040247), having its registered office at