Highland Swimming beaches

The beach guide has 7 swimming beaches listed in Highland. Check here for all swimming beaches in the UK

  • Camusdarach Beach ©

    1. Camusdarach Beach

    Camusdarach Beach is a curving bay of white sand and clear water located just south of the estuary of the River Morar, famously known as the UK's shortest river. It is easy to reach from the A830 "Road to the Isles" from Mallaig with…

  • Loch Morlich Beach ©

    2. Loch Morlich Beach

    Loch Morlich is an award-winning freshwater beach (the only one in Scotland). It sits at the foot of the dramatic snow-capped Cairngorms in the Glenmore Forest Park. This scenic sandy bay is at the end of Loch Morlich and is a popular…

  • Nairn Central ©

    3. Nairn Central Beach

    The charming seaside resort of Nairn lies about 16 miles east of Inverness. Here visitors will find everything that would be expected from a such a pleasant seaside resort. There's a playpark, putting green, tea rooms and two Championship…

  • Dornoch (Caravan Park) ©

    4. Dornoch (Caravan Park) Beach

    Dornoch Caravan Park lies on the north side of the Dornoch Firth just under an hour's drive from Inverness. The vast stretch of safe, sandy beach here, known as Dornoch Sands, runs down from the caravan park in a south-westerly direction.…

  • Port Alltan Na Bradhan ©

    5. Port Alltan Na Bradhan Beach

    A small, very sheltered sandy cove with clear blue water backed by cliffs down which a waterfall tumbles. It's a bit of a hike to get here and the best route is walking from Achmelvich cove. Alternatively you can park on the B869 and walk…

  • Ardmair Beach ©

    6. Ardmair Beach

    Situated in the sheltered waters just to the north of the fishing port of Ullapool is Ardmair Beach. Consisting of a curving sweep of white, flat pebbles the beach is backed by a clutch of whitewashed cottages.

    Besides the often…

  • Melvich ©

    7. Melvich Beach

    Set at the mouth of the River Halladale, Melvich is yet another attractive beach to be found in this part of Scotland. The crescent shaped beach is backed by sand dunes which are carpeted with wild flowers in the Spring. At low tide there…