Dornoch Beach is a beautiful expanse of golden sand located on the tranquil Dornoch Firth.

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Miles of golden sand stretch from Dornoch Point heading past Embo beach to the mouth of Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve. Further north along the coast there are two other award-winning beaches located at Golspie and Brora. Adjacent to the beach is the expanse of dunes, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest that features nesting birds, flora and fauna.

Dornoch’s safe, Blue Flag beach, is ideal for families with its gentle shallows, sheltering dunes and miles of golden sands. Perfect for paddling and swimming on warm summer days. Throughout the year it is popular for walkers taking a gentle stroll or carrying on north to Embo.

The beach is popular with dog walkers all year round. A crisp winter’s morning  on Dornoch beach is unforgettable and at any time of year it will be possible to collect shells, spot sea birds and possibly see seals and even occasionally dolphins playing in the firth.

There is car parking at the beach close to a children’s playground and toilets.

“We loved this beach. Very clean and beautiful. Kids loved the rock pools. Highly recommend to anyone” – Carolyn B (trip advisor)

“What a beautiful beach! Lovely golden sand and spotlessly clean. Had a lovely walk up with the family. We saw starfish, crabs, mussels and various other sea creatures. The kids loved it and so did us adults” – Barry D (trip advisor)