British Beaches

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Avoch Beach

Inverness, Highland

A small sand and shingle bay on the Moray Firth and backed by the conservaton village of Avoch.

Beach Type



Shops and other facilities available in Avoch
There is a tidal harbour


Boat trips

Nature and Wildlife

Sometimes Dolphins can be seen out in the Moray Firth. Circular walks around the area and walks to the nearby cathedral town of Fortrose are possible.

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Castle Wynd Inverness IV2 3BJ Tel: 01845 22 55 121 Email: [email protected] Web:


Nearest town: Inverness
County: Highland
Latitude/Longitude: 57.5661, -4.16824
Postcode: IV9 8QD
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around , Highland at Explore Britain.


From Inverness. take the A9 north over the water. After the bridge. turn right following signs to Fortrose. Avoch is on the main road before Fortrose.

Public Transport

Scotbus's bus service number 29 runs between Inverness and Cromarty call traveline 0870 6082608 for details.

Nearest Railway Stations

Inverness (Approx. 6 miles away)
Invergordon (Approx. 9 miles away)
Alness (Approx. 9 miles away)
Dingwall (Approx. 9 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Limited parking

Nearby Car Parks

Church Street, Fortrose (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Bridge Street, Rosemarkie (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
High Street, Rosemarkie (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Ness Road, Fortrose (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Fort George South, Fort George (Unknown stay).
About 3.8 miles away
Fort George, Fort George (Unknown stay).
About 4 miles away
Inverness Airport, Tornagrain (Unknown stay).
About 4.2 miles away
Learnie Red Rock, Rosemarkie (Unknown stay).
About 4.5 miles away
Picnic Area, Ardersier (Unknown stay).
About 4.7 miles away
High Street, Ardersier (Unknown stay).
About 4.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Inverness