The seaside village of Hopeman is a treat for both walking and wildlife enthusiasts with plenty of outdoor activities and breezy, sandy beaches to enjoy. Founded in 1805 as a planned village for the nearby quarry workers and their families, Hopeman’s story is rooted in history with key connections to Burghead, the earliest power centre of the Picts.
With two beaches, one to the East and one to the West, visitors can enjoy searching for sea creatures in rockpools for which the area is well known. The Moray Coastal Trail is popular with locals and visitors. Starting at Hopeman, the trail cover the 2 miles to Burghead, well-known for its Pictish promontory fort, and rewards those looking for a slower adventure with spectacular views and plenty of chances to sample local produce.
Sunset Over The Moray Firth
"Living at the shore of Buckie provided beautiful sunsets and endless seascapes."
In Focus - The Grin Iron Wife
"...my mind went ten to a dozen imagining what she would have looked like...as a kid you give it arms, legs and everything else..."
Green Fingers in Rockpools
Just what lurks in amongst the rockpools of Hopeman beach? Learn about the story of the eerie Grin Iron Wife.