Dornoch beach is located on the Dornoch Firth adjacent to a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The beach is a long sandy beach backed by sand dunes and with rock Read more [...]
Seaside Award beaches in The Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom. Unlike the Blue Flag beach award, each country also has its own seaside award to signify a good standard of beach and facilities. The awards evaluate a beach on water quality, information displays, environmental management, safety and services.
Below we list the current The Scottish Highlands beaches that hold a Seaside Award.
Brora Beach is a sandy sheltered beach situated within the village of Brora next to the links golf course. Often you can see seals from the beach. Popular for surfers Read more [...]
Sango Bay beach is the perfect beach with a mix of sand, rock formations, and shelter provided by the cliffs. Village, shops, parking and Durness Visitor centre.
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.
Strathy Bay beach is a sandy beach backed by sand dunes with views of the Pentland Firth. Parking in the nearby village of Strathy.
Achmelvich Bay beach, large expanse of sand on this sheltered west cost bay.
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.
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 [...]
Portmahomack is a small fishing village with a harbour at one end of a a curved sandy beach.
Nairn beach is a great sandy beach with beautiful views across the Moray Firth to the Black Isles. This is the main beach in the town and sits to the west 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.