From dolphin watching to golfing: five things to do in Buckie
The historic fishing village of Buckie is a great place to visit or live. We take a look at five ways to spend a day in the region.
1: Buckie and District Fishing Heritage Centre
With fishing being such a big part of Buckie, the heritage centre is a great place to visit to learn more about the importance of the industry throughout the years.
There are over 8,000 photos in the archives, as well as a collection of model boats ranging from Scaffies, Zulu boats, Drifters and Motor Fishing boats.
If you are interested in finding an old fishing boat, a comprehensive database is available which lists all boats built in local boatyards.
2: Strathlene Buckie Golf Club
If you’re a golfer, book a game at the Strathlene Golf Club – one of two clubs in the village.
One of the oldest clubs in the nation, having been founded in 1877, this cliff top links course combines the old with the new by mixing some of the original holes with newer, redesigned holes to provide more of a challenge.
The brilliant views of the Moray Firth are an added bonus for golfers.
3: Scottish Dolphin Centre
The Scottish Dolphin Centre in Spey Bay is one of the best places for dolphin watching in the UK.
If you love bottlenose dolphins, this is the best place to visit if you want to catch a glimpse, although you can also spot seals, ospreys, ducks and maybe otters.
Based just outside of Buckie, this free attraction is a great way to spend a day.
4: Gemini Marine Tour
If the weather is good, take a trip on The Gemini Explorer – a Moray Firth dolphin trip and marine tour.
Each trip, skippered by Davy, lasts about two and a half hours, with the opportunity to see dolphins, seabirds and various species of whales. Remember to bring your camera!
Sailings take place three times a day (weather permitting), but tours are limited to up to 12 people, so book in advance to avoid disappointment, especially if there is a large group of you.
5: The Moray Costal Trail
If you love walking, spend a morning on the Moray Costal Trail, between Buckie and Cullen.
Beginning on the road north of Buckie, the route is only 12km long, but offers fantastic views, including the Bow Fiddle rock in Portknockie, before finishing with a stroll along a sandy beach on the way to Cullen.
If you like great views and dolphins, Buckie is definitely a place you need to visit. Interested in buying a property in the area? Check out our Buckie properties page.