Moray has much to offer yacht crews due to its situation between the Cairngorm mountains in the south, and the beautiful sandy coastline of the Moray Firth in the north. Moray benefits from an abundance of long stretches of unspoiled golden beaches, (in particular Lossiemouth beach) dotted by picturesque fishing villages along the coast. There is a large population of interesting wildlife, including bottlenose dolphins which are often viewed by local sailors.Moray is a top destination for sea fishing, as well as salmon and trout fishing on the famous rivers Spey and Findhorn. There are eight 5 star visitor attractions in the area as well as 16 golf courses, including a famous championship links course at Lossiemouth. There are activities such as horse riding, mountain biking, walking, field sports, hiking, hill walking, climbing, camping and caravanning, diving, water skiing, surfing and winter skiing. Moray is the county of Macbeth and is steeped in history, with a wealth of castles, historical buildings and sites to explore. Moray is whisky country and has the only Malt Whisky Trail in the world; over half of all the world’s Malt Whisky is produced in Moray’s Speyside. Moray is also central to areas such as Inverness and Loch Ness in the west and Royal Deeside in the east, and so is an ideal location for day trips to many other areas in the North East of Scotland or in the Highlands. Other marinas in the Moray Firth are listed here - all of which can be reached within a day’s sail from Lossiemouth. Of course the Caledonian Canal provides the Moray Firth Yachtsman with a fascinating experience and a delightful short cut to West Coast sailing and of course - vice-versa!