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Burn mouth Beach (Dornoch) (Burnmouth)

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Burn mouth Beach (Dornoch) - Highland

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Burnmouth lies on the eastern end of the vast expanse of beach known as Dornoch Sands. It has a reputation for being one of the cleanest beaches in the area and the water quality here is excellent.

From the beach there are lovely views over the Dornoch Firth. Gallrope Bank, a large sandbank is sometimes also visible at low tide.

The sandy beach is backed by grassy dunes, home to a good variety of plant and animal life. The area next to the beach has been designated a Special Site of Scientific Interest.

Behind this quiet, rural beach lies a grassy airstrip.

Also known as:

Burnmouth

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

Highland dog friendly beaches »

Activities

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Shop

Nearest town

Dornoch

Postcode

IV25 3LZ

OS grid ref.

NH 8071 8739

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended