Dornoch Beach, Dornoch

4.8
#1 of 29 in Outdoors in Caithness and Sutherland
Go for a relaxing and refreshing stroll at Dornoch Beach, featuring golden sands and long stretches of pristine coastal shallows. Pay a visit to this award-winning beach, not far from town, and explore its vast expanses of dunes, hills, and pools. Weather permitting, you can even dip your toes or go for a quick swim in the often-chilly Dornoch Firth; otherwise, simply kick back and watch for some of the many bird species that call the area home. Keep in mind that you can park in a convenient lot close to the beach and public bathrooms. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Dornoch holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Dornoch Beach and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Lovely Beach, clean and plenty of space. Great walks all the way from the point to beyond embo at high or low tide - a great experience!!  more »
  • Gorgeous big beach at the end of the road. Toilets are a good walk away however and carpark wasn't big enough to turn a motorhome. Kids playground is fab.  more »

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