Spey Bay

The River Spey - and the Speyside Way - finally reach the sea at this small village on the eastern side of the river mouth.

Once famous as a salmon netting station, the hamlet now houses the Scottish Whale and Dolphin Centre in the former Tugnet Ice House, by far the largest ice house in the country. The centre offers land-based dolphin and whale watching, and has exhibitions and regular events which are popular attractions for the whole family, including during the Moray Walking Festival.

The mouth of the Spey is also a wildfowl sanctuary with many geese, ducks, swans and other water birds regular visitors to the area.

Just upstream of Spey Bay is the Garmouth Viaduct which allows walkers who want to explore the coast to the west to turn off the Speyside Way and onto the Moray Coast Trail - or to continue on with the Speyside Way to the fishing port of Buckie.


Moray Firth at Spey Bay looking towards Buckie
Rail Bridge from Spey Bay
Spey Bay from Garmouth looking to the Bin of Cullen