Sandend or ‘Sondeend’ as the locals pronounce it faces N – NW. The beach is best in a W but can be gusty due to the high headland to the west. In the summer months the whole NE coast of the Moray Firth area is well suited to long board and slalom sailing with small waves and fairly constant winds.
Getting there: Between Portsoy and Cullen on the A98 from Elgin. Alternatively from Aberdeen take A96 to Huntly, follow signs for Banff A97 then the A98 to Portsoy.
Parking: Next to beach below Findlater Castle
Ideal Wind: W
Accomodation: In Portsoy
Water Quality: P
Suitable for: All but beginners