Dunes Road And East Beach Car Park
Added on 26 May 2021
The Findhorn Village Conservation Company is delighted to announce they have secured funding to carry out repair works on the Dune Road and East Beach Car Park, Findhorn. This project is supported by NatureScot, through the Better Places Green Recovery Fund.
Chairman, Christine Hunt “The repair of the Dunes Road has been on the Company’s wish list for a long time and we are very grateful to NatureScot, through the Better Places Green Recovery Fund for their generous support. The repair of the Dunes Road will enable cars to use the East Beach Car Park again and relieve some of the parking congestion in the Village. Visitors will be able to access the Beach and Dunes Area, with local amenities just a 10 minute walk away”.
Originally the track was used to access salmon nets on the back shore. During the work to build the sea defences the surface was strengthened to support the heavy lorries, but over the years this surface has broken down creating large potholes. The road has been patched over time but is now in a very poor state and is not suitable for vehicles. It has become wider in some areas due to vehicles driving and parking on the fragile dune verges to avoid the potholes.
The work will start in the East Beach Car Park on Thursday 27 May 2021. The car park will be closed to vehicles beyond the disabled parking area; the Dunes Road will remain open. Work will start on the Dunes Road approximately the 7th of June 2021, please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates. During the work on the Dunes Road it will be closed to vehicles for approx. 3-4 weeks. We apologise for any inconvenience during this work.
The Dunes Road will be reinstated as a single-track with passing places. To protect the verges natural bunds will be established. There will also be a need to stop vehicles parking on the dunes verges by installing wooden posts at some points on the road.
It has taken a long time to get sufficient funding to carry out this work and TFVCC is very grateful to the NatureScot #GreenRecovery #BetterPlacesFund for their support. TFVCC look forward to visitors and residents being able to again have safe access the East Beach Car Park and disabled viewing point.