Spey Bay is a beautiful coastal reserve with the largest shingle beach in Scotland. Constant changes caused by the river create a succession of habitats, from bare shingle to coastal grasslands, brackish saltmarsh and wet woodland.
- Large numbers of wildfowl offshore
- Wildflowers & butterflies
- Breeding terns at river mouth
Best time to visit?
- Spring to summer for butterflies
- Winter for ducks and divers
- All year for dolphins
In summer, breeding terns fill the skies and bottlenose dolphins are regularly spotted at the mouth of the estuary.
There is an enjoyable 2.5-mile circular walk which leads along the coast and back through the woodland and grassland.