on the coast some three miles west of Portsoy. As its name suggests, it
stands at the end of a beautiful broad sandy bay which is one of the most
popular beaches in the area.
mention of Sandend dates back to 1624, but most of the charming fisher
houses still standing today were built in the early 19th century when the
tiny harbour, reputedly the smallest in Scotland, housed a thriving fishing
industry. Today local fishermen sail from nearby Buckie although fish is
still cleaned and cured in the village.
To the west
of Sandend lies the spectacular coastline of Logie Head and Sunnyside Bay
which are reached by a good network of signposted paths. Paths also link
Sandend with nearby Fordyce making this area a walkers paradise