Loch Morlich
Loch Morlich
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  • RiSha
    London, United Kingdom511 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Decent experience
    Came here recently while looking to explore the Cairngorms. Initially planned to hike around the lake, but upon discovering the beach, we decided to enjoy the sand and sun instead! A surprise for sure, but a welcome one.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 20 July 2023
  • Hippohunter
    Inverness, United Kingdom166 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day out
    Cracking day out at Loch Morlich, can get busy near the cafe but you can certainly find a bit more space along the south eastern side. Gentle sloping beach extending well out so little danger for kids. Good water sports, cafe facilities and public toilets close by. Very popular with dogs that enjoy the water. My bulldog Cassie swam for the first time and loved it.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Heather R
    Dartford, United Kingdom6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful loch with Sandy beach and watersports
    Great beach area with water sports facilities: several of our group hired paddle boards and enjoyed a good hour on the water. Beautiful loch surrounded by trees and sandy beaches. Cafe facilities available but didn’t use them.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Fran C
    Dundee, United Kingdom78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful scenery and very clean
    Loch Morlich is a lovely area. It is dog friendly and a great place to spend a few hours relaxing and taking in the scenery. Our dogs enjoyed playing in the sand and having a paddle in the clear water. There is a large car park (charges apply), which is just a short walk from the sand. It is a popular area for families, dog walkers, and for those who enjoy water sports. There is a dog friendly cafe based at Loch Morlich, which we didn't use, but it looked popular and would consider the next time we visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 September 2023
  • Stewart Hall
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    No toilet open!
    If there's a charge to park, at least open 1 of the toilets! I'm happy paying a few pounds & understand why we should do so, but some eedjit has decided that there's no need for a toilet to be available. You have an amazing beach, wonderful views, open spaces, Loch Side trail. But so disappointing that there's not even 1 of the 3 toilets open, not even the disabled. The tap at the rear shows the waters switched off, I suspect till April 1st! Tell me, who thinks this will attract Winter visitors to the area to boost the local economy? Ps: we did visit the Cairngorm centre & spend a little in the cafe!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 December 2023
  • SUSSEX020
    198 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    SANDY BEACH WIH MOUNTAIN VIEWS
    One of our favourite places to visit in Cairngorms. Uniquely for an inland freshwater loch it has a number of sandy beaches (at 300 metres above sea level the highest beach in the UK). Car parking and toilet available. Visitor Centre, cafe, toilets and additional parking across road at Glenmore Visitor Centre. Provides a range of walks and watersport facilities with camping/caravan sites and eateries nearby. Accessible by public bus service from Aviemore Amazing views across loch to Cairngorm mountains.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 April 2024
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SUSSEX020
Corsham, United Kingdom198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
One of our favourite places to visit in Cairngorms. Uniquely for an inland freshwater loch it has a number of sandy beaches (at 300 metres above sea level the highest beach in the UK). Car parking and toilet available. Visitor Centre, cafe, toilets and additional parking across road at Glenmore Visitor Centre.

Provides a range of walks and watersport facilities with camping/caravan sites and eateries nearby.

Accessible by public bus service from Aviemore

Amazing views across loch to Cairngorm mountains.
Written 4 April 2024
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AlastairG
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Loch Morlich is a lovely place with an amazing backdrop. Unfortunately some people don't know how to enjoy the outdoors. Leaving cans, bottles and "disposable" barbecues on the beach takes away some of the spirit of the place. Contrary to a previous submission by another contributor, the loch doesn't have the highest beach in the UK. If you head into the hills to Loch Avon (pronounced An), less than 5 miles in a straight line to the SE, you'll find a beach at 725 metres and it will be a bit quieter than Loch Morlich!
Written 1 April 2024
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Stewart Hall
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
If there's a charge to park, at least open 1 of the toilets!
I'm happy paying a few pounds & understand why we should do so, but some eedjit has decided that there's no need for a toilet to be available. You have an amazing beach, wonderful views, open spaces, Loch Side trail. But so disappointing that there's not even 1 of the 3 toilets open, not even the disabled. The tap at the rear shows the waters switched off, I suspect till April 1st! Tell me, who thinks this will attract Winter visitors to the area to boost the local economy?
Ps: we did visit the Cairngorm centre & spend a little in the cafe!
Written 19 December 2023
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jmltravellers
Aviemore, UK60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Had a great day. It was sunny, warm and we built sandcastles. Took a picnic. Take midge cream! Amazing views
What an amazing place
Written 4 November 2023
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Fran C
Dundee, UK78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Loch Morlich is a lovely area. It is dog friendly and a great place to spend a few hours relaxing and taking in the scenery. Our dogs enjoyed playing in the sand and having a paddle in the clear water. There is a large car park (charges apply), which is just a short walk from the sand. It is a popular area for families, dog walkers, and for those who enjoy water sports. There is a dog friendly cafe based at Loch Morlich, which we didn't use, but it looked popular and would consider the next time we visit.
Written 15 September 2023
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DayTrip45981902930
37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Beautiful beach and stunning Loch, which I would both give a 5/5 if you want to go for a short walk, sit down or chill. However the walk around the Loch is a 2/5 as you don’t get to see much of the Loch and there is very little to see. There are numerous other better walks in the area.
Written 6 September 2023
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jacquelinesupercat
Tomintoul, UK4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
This is a beautiful place. The beach is heaving with people at weekends though, especially in Summer, and on this occasion there were even small tents on the beach, so it isn’t quite a wilderness experience (despite the misleading evidence of the photo which was taken in the other direction!). The main problem was the car park - I don’t mind paying to park, the low level walking is good in this area, it’s a nice place to go, - but I really do object to not being able to pay by card, not bring able to get a signal to get on the Ringgo app, being told I had 72 hours to pay so it’s all fine, then getting home and not being able to pay retrospectivly at all on Ringgo, not getting a response from the Scottish Forestry Commission, so now I am waiting for a £50 fine to fall through my door. Just for a local dog walk. Not good enough. DO do the walk up to the Green Loch, it’s lovely. DO walk around Loch Morlich. DON’T bother parking in the Car Park. Park on the verge by the roadside instead, like all the other ticket dodgers.
Written 3 September 2023
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NCtravelz
Raleigh, NC1,163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We went for a walk along the beach. Really beautiful on a sunny day. Lots of people having a good time, but it wasn't crowded. So many water craft available for rent.
Written 1 September 2023
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Heather R
Dartford, UK6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Great beach area with water sports facilities: several of our group hired paddle boards and enjoyed a good hour on the water. Beautiful loch surrounded by trees and sandy beaches. Cafe facilities available but didn’t use them.
Written 21 August 2023
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Gourmet G
Middlesbrough, UK141 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Unfortunately this used to be a fantastic holiday destination. Now it’s been infiltrated by some dragged up types who leave litter, dog poo in bags , and light fires on the beach in droughts.
Then you’ve the management - first they don’t stock the loch with fish so it’s barren, then they ban fishing in case someone gets hurt. Nasty business that fishing. What a load of rubbish. People have fished that Loch for decades without a problem.
Then management cleared all the boats off the beach - health and safety again. Really. No. Trumped up fun suckers I’d say.
Campsite has needed investment for many years and not got it. I’d recommend you stay at the local hotel “The Coylumbridge” but maybe read the reviews first, as it’s gone down the pan like much of the area.
Written 13 August 2023
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