Sandend is a place made up from an unusual cocktail of components: tiny coastal village and harbour, large caravan park and working distillery. The individual parts are compact but there's no obvious centre to Sandend overall. Except perhaps its beach? Magical Sandend Bay is a gorgeous stretch of perfect golden sand, quiet outside the holiday season and providing the link on foot between houses and distillery. What the village lacks in facilities it makes up for in wonderful coastal walks, both east towards Portsoy and west towards Findlater Castle.
📌 Sandend ★★☆☆☆
Location: G.R.: NJ 555665 ///rejoiced.fish.lavender
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Within walking distance
📌 Glenglassaugh Distillery ★★★☆☆
Description: Small, coastal distillery on the boundary between the Speyside and Highland whisky regions.
Location: A98 2 miles west of Portsoy, G.R.: NJ 561658 ///buck.seashell.banana
Open (2019): Weekdays - check in advance during winter
Cost (2019): £5+ depending on tour type
📌 Sandend Bay ★★★☆☆
Description: One of the best beaches on the Moray-Aberdeenshire coast, often deserted out of season.
Location: East side of Sandend village, G.R.: NJ 556662 ///hoops.softly.droplet
>> Walk: Harbouring a Portsoy dram ★★★☆☆
>> Walk: Sandend to Cullen - clifftop caper ★★★☆☆
>> Findlater Castle ★★☆☆☆ (1 mile away)