Hopeman Beach

Hopeman has two large sandy beaches split by the harbour:

  • West Beach is smaller.
  • The East Beach is the larger of the two beaches surrounded by large, grassy sand dunes, and has rocky areas with some good rockpools.

You actually have another beach to the east, a smaller hidden beach with stones and rock formations.

If you are lucky you may get to see bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth off the coast of Hopeman.

Facilities include parking, beach huts and more in the town of Hopeman itself. The Harbour sits in between the East and West Beaches and no longer supports a fishing fleet but now mainly houses pleasure vessels.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Hopeman Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Hopeman Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 9 beaches in Moray, or check our list of Moray Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 6.4℃ to 7.2℃ with wind speed 10.8 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Feb 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.2℃ to 9.4℃ with wind speed 7.8 m/sec (SSW)
Sunday, Feb 05partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4℃ to 4.6℃ with wind speed 9.5 m/sec (W)
Monday, Feb 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4℃ to 5.6℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (SW)
Tuesday, Feb 07lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 6.5℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Feb 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.8℃ to 3.5℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (S)
Thursday, Feb 09fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.7℃ to 5.1℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (SSW)

Elgin weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Hopeman Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Hopeman Beach is at Burghead 4.35 km (2.71 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Fri 03 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:32 (Height 1.60m)
   High Tide at 10:47 (Height 3.60m)
   Low Tide at 17:00 (Height 1.28m)
   High Tide at 23:19 (Height 3.54m)
Sat 04 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:09 (Height 1.47m)
   High Tide at 11:28 (Height 3.73m)
   Low Tide at 17:38 (Height 1.11m)
   High Tide at 23:59 (Height 3.63m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:45 (Height 1.34m)
   High Tide at 12:04 (Height 3.84m)
   Low Tide at 18:13 (Height 0.97m)
Mon 06 Feb
   High Tide at 00:34 (Height 3.70m)
   Low Tide at 06:18 (Height 1.22m)
   High Tide at 12:38 (Height 3.91m)
   Low Tide at 18:46 (Height 0.86m)
Tue 07 Feb
   High Tide at 01:04 (Height 3.74m)
   Low Tide at 06:49 (Height 1.14m)
   High Tide at 13:06 (Height 3.95m)
   Low Tide at 19:20 (Height 0.80m)
Wed 08 Feb
   High Tide at 01:32 (Height 3.74m)
   Low Tide at 07:20 (Height 1.10m)
   High Tide at 13:33 (Height 3.96m)
   Low Tide at 19:51 (Height 0.79m)
Thu 09 Feb
   High Tide at 02:00 (Height 3.70m)
   Low Tide at 07:50 (Height 1.10m)
   High Tide at 14:02 (Height 3.92m)
   Low Tide at 20:21 (Height 0.83m)

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