Beaches

Amazing Beaches near us in Inverness

AMAZING BEACHES NEAR US IN INVERNESS

The spectacular coastline of the Moray Firth is listed in the top twelve of the world’s most beautiful and unspoiled coastlines in the prestigious National Geographic Society’s Travel Magazine. It is rated at eleventh place by a panel of 340 experts in sustainable tourism and destination stewardship, ahead of the Dalmatian coast, the shores of Bermuda and the Antarctic Peninsula. The area has long been a popular tourist destination with dramatic coastal scenery and with the decline of the fishing industry, tourism has become an important economic artery to the picturesque coastal areas. A strong sense of community remains as seasonal and year-round residents appear to live in relative harmony.

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Findhorn Beach

A popular long stretch of sandy coastline at low tide. Surrounding area is a nature reserve, with opportunities for spotting local wildlife including sea birds, dolphins and seals. The beach is popular for sailing and other water sports (windsurfing, kiteboarding / kitesurfing, wildlife adventures and water taxi trips).  As well as being a beautiful spot for a leisurely stroll, it is possible to walk about 10 miles along the beach to Burghead for the more ambitious.

Parking is available to the north of Findhorn village, near the marina, offering access to the beach along a short path over a sand dune. The Findhorn Heritage Centre is a small museum with displays on the town’s fishing legacy and the area’s role during World War Two. Since 1962, the village has also been home to an eco-friendly community.

Distance from B&B:

  • 32 miles

Beauly Firth

The Beauly Firth is a firth in northern Scotland. It is effectively a continuation of the Moray Firth westward, and is bounded at one end by Beauly and at the other by Inverness (North Kessock and South Kessock).

The Kessock Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge across the Beauly Firth
The Beauly Firth is a firth in northern Scotland. It is effectively a continuation of the Moray Firth westward, and is bounded at one end by Beauly and at the other by Inverness (North Kessock and South Kessock). The Kessock Ferry crossed at the eastern end since the 15th Century.[1] Today, the A9 crosses on the Kessock Bridge.

The River Ness empties into the Beauly Firth after flowing from Loch Ness by way of Inverness.

Distance from B&B:

  • 1 miles

Moray Firth

The spectacular coastline of the Moray Firth is listed in the top twelve of the world’s most beautiful and unspoiled coastlines in the prestigious National Geographic Society’s Travel Magazine. It is rated at eleventh place by a panel of 340 experts in sustainable tourism and destination stewardship, ahead of the Dalmatian coast, the shores of Bermuda and the Antarctic Peninsula.

The area has long been a popular tourist destination with dramatic coastal scenery and with the decline of the fishing industry, tourism has become an important economic artery to the picturesque coastal areas. A strong sense of community remains as seasonal and year-round residents appear to live in relative harmony.

Distance from B&B:

  • 2 miles

Nairn Beach

NAIRN BEACH

Ancient fishing port and seaside market town Narin is about 16 miles east of Inverness. There’s a putting green, tea rooms, two Championship golf courses. Lying to the west of the river, Nairn Beach is a beautiful stretch of white sand flecked with sea grass and fringed by low dunes. The climate in this area is surprisingly mild for the Highlands. Enjoy views of the Black Isle across the turquoise waters of the Moray Firth. The harbour and beach are good for spotting wildlife including the Moray Firth school of dolphins. In the summer months boats from the harbour offer dolphin-spotting trips.

The more remote West Beach, to the east of the river Nairn is popular for swimming and water sports. Parking is available in the town. There are coastal walks towards Kingsteps nature reserve to the east and a view point to the west.

Distance from B&B:

  • 18 miles