Covesea Skerries Lighthouse, Morayshire, Grampian

Covesea Skerries Lighthouse, Morayshire, Scotland


The coast on this stretch of land between Lossiemouth and Hopeman is generally low and flat, with miles of fine sand at the seashore. Post-Ice Age glacial release created cliffs of red sandstone between sixty and a hundred feet high. The sea has worked at them for centuries now, making caves and stacks and, from offshore rocks, a chain of skerries which is reputed to have damaged many ships. One hopes that this lighthouse, built in 1844 and visible eighteen miles out, has not been a treacherous beacon in its time.


Once a busy village, Covesea is now just a few houses; it is popular with holidaymakers who enjoy exploring the saves along the coast, some of which have legends to illuminate the imagination – such as being a hiding-place for rebels during the Forty-five rebellion – and some of which are just damp, uninviting caves.


Covesea Skerries Lighthouse is a hidden gem, contact Ireland and Scotland Luxury Tours now to organise your visit.