The white sands are hidden from view by sand dunes which you have to walk through to reach it. Featured in the film Local Hero. You can even get married Read more [...]
Find The Nearest Beach The Scottish Highlands
Planning a trip to the The Scottish Highlands coast and looking for where the nearest beach is, our beach lists will help you discover the nearest beach to me. Then for each beach, we will answer questions around location, rural or town, sandy or pebble, rockpools, tide times, weather forecast, dog restrictions, bathing water quality, closest beach cafes and provide general information on the beach and its facilities.
When on a beach page use our tools to search nearby The Scottish Highlands seaside towns and the surrounding coast for things to see and do or places to stay and eat.
Finding the right beach in The Scottish Highlands is easy – simply explore the beach links below, to find the closest hit the jump to my location compass or use the search bar to plan where your next The Scottish Highlands beach visit should be.
Portmahomack is a small fishing village with a harbour at one end of a a curved sandy beach.
Gills Bay Beach isa by a small harbour and pier but can have some dangerous rip currents. Seals can be seen at all times of the year, on the rocks Read more [...]
Red Point by Gairloch has two sandy remote beaches backed by dunes with great views out to the islands on a fine day. The North beach (marked on our map) Read more [...]
Helmsdale is a fishing port at the estuary of the River Helmsdale. You have a small beach area by the harbour wall but also larger areas as you head away Read more [...]
Embo beach is a fine sandy beach with some rocks and backed by sand dunes. Forming part of the Dornoch Firth. Facilities include parking, toilets, shops.
Loch Linnhe is 50 km (31 miles) long and is one of Scotlands longest sea lochs. This is a small shingle beach area by the Pier at Fort William. The Pier Read more [...]
Melvich Bay beach is a small stretch of unspoilt sand backed by grass covered dunes. The bay has rocky outcrops to the west with a small concrete pier and the Read more [...]
Balnakeil Bay, white sandy beach is wide and backed by a large area of tall sand dunes covered in marram grass. To the north is Faraid Head, home to military Read more [...]
Shandwick Bay is a sand and rock beach llocated within shores of Shandwick and Balintore where there is a harbour. Facilities include parking, village shops and harbour.
A rocky and rugged shoreline leading to Aird Peninsula, surrounded by Loch Treaslane and Loch Snizort. A tidal shoreline with abounding nature. Seals are regularly seen on the rocks, as Read more [...]
Golspie has safe bathing sandy beaches that stretch either side of the breakwater/pier. This area is especially popular with walkers and mountain bikers.