Buckie Coastline
Buckie Coastline (c) Paul Billany

Buckie on the Moray Coast is a must-see with plenty to offer all ages and interests. The town was formed by the merging of several separate nearby fishing villages – Nether Buckie, Easter Buckie, Yardie and Portessie.

As the fourth largest community in Moray Speyside, Buckie has plenty of choice for visitors. Buckie is a popular destination for shopping. The Victorian High Street is full of quirky independent shops showcasing the best of what Moray Speyside has on offer. 

The central feature of the town is the working harbor – Cluny Harbour built in 1877 by Cluny family cost of £60,000 was the major fishing port of the Moray Firth. Today’s visitor will come for the harbour views and if you stop and chat with the locals, they will regale you in the local Doric with fishwives’ tales. The townspeople have a lot of pride in their heritage in not only sailing the seas but building the ships to sail it.

This thriving seaside town is a wonderful place to stay, particularly for those exploring the Moray Coast.     

Exploring Buckie

Buckie sits one mile off the A98, a ten-minute drive from the A96 roundabout. The less congested Moray Coastal Route passes directly through the seaside town. Travelling this route provides spectacular views of the sea, cliffs, and countryside. This route is not to be missed. A regular bus service also runs through Buckie and links the town with the rest of Moray.

Take a walk from the pleasant town center towards the beach at Strathlene to discover Bijou by the Sea. This brilliant beachside cafe offers a mouthwatering menu of local produce, a broad selection of gins, and a diverting wee gift shop.

If walking is your thing, use Buckie as your starting point to travel the Fishwives Walk. The town is also a stop on several of the Long-Distance Trails that are accessible in Moray Speyside. The longest of these is The Speyside Way which many visitors decide to either cycle or hike.

Picture of The Fishwives walk

Eating in Buckie

There are several cafes and restaurants here that give you the chance to eat locally sourced food and drink.

Bijou by the Sea offers great fresh food to eat while you enjoy a panoramic view of the coast. The Highlander Hotel and The Millhouse Hotel and Restaurant are great for a meal out with the family or larger functions.

Accommodation in Buckie

The thriving seaside town is a beautiful place to base yourself in Moray Speyside and sets you perfectly to explore the Moray Coastline. The Old Coach House Hotel, The Mill House Hotel and Marine Hotel are all in Buckie and offer great options for staying and eating.

If you are in the hunt for a glamping adventure, try Greencraig Pods

Image of Greencraig pods
Greencraig Pods

Other accommodation options are available. Enjoy the ease and convenience and a bit of pampering along with Scottish hospitality at a Buckie B&B. Struan House or Kintrae House allows you to enjoy the space and flexibility of a self-catered cottage such as The Granary

Things to do in and around Buckie

Buckie is a golfer’s paradise. With a gentle climate and mild weather Buckie has two links courses. They are less than 10 minutes apart (Buckpool Golf Club and Strathlene Golf Club) and offer year-round golf.

Buckie is well worth adventuring and exploring and may bring out the creative side of you.

Buckie Heritage – A guide to the fishing history of the town.