The cafe is administered by Rosemarkie Amenities Association, by and for our community - and visitors too of course! We're normally open every day (including Sunday) from end March to end October, then weekends only in November & December, Christmas week then open weekends right through the winter and early spring until we reopen 7 days on April 1st. Hours usually 10.30 until 3.30, a fair bit longer when fine.
We are within easy reach of the dolphins at Chanonry Point!
Our modernised cafe is fully wheelchair accessible. We have free toilets, including toilets for disabled users, and even a shower for rinsing the sand off your toes.
If you love simple seaside pleasures like a cuppa and a snack in the fresh air (or inside our cosy cafe when chilly), great coffee, hot soup, locally made burgers, home baking, Italian ice cream, buckets and spades, all weather tennis courts and sports, a great children's play area, plus what-to-do-next advice or a chat with friendly local staff.
Our cafe team is led by Lynne Mackenzie, our Cafe Manager, ably assisted by experienced team leaders and local youngsters, who either attend or previously attended Fortrose Academy and we train them in catering and public service skills.
The exhibition was designed by Hoopoe Design and is managed by Verity Walker of Interpretaction Heritage Consultants, who also plans future interpretation and helps with publicity and events. Lynne also manages the cafe's social media presence on Facebook (www.facebook.com/rosemarkie-beach-cafe) and Twitter (@rosemarkiebeach).
Our lovely flowers are maintained by Jo Chance of Easter Balmungie Farm (Jo's nursery on the Eathie Road is well worth a visit).
Rosemarkie Stories is a free permanent exhibition about Rosemarkie Bay. It covers local wildlife (including fascinating facts and fabulous pix of our bottlenose dolphins, which you're likely to see from the cafe) and local history. There's a great AV display of beautiful photographs of local rocks, caves, wildlife and archive images.
We have a temporary exhibition area too, and we're currently showing 'Devine Intervention', a display all about Captain and Mrs Devine, an elderly tinker couple who once lived in Cairds Cave at Rosemarkie.
If you live in Scotland and your name is Devine, we'd really like to hear from you - so please contact us via the website!