British Beaches

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Fortrose Beach

Fortrose, Highland

A mainly sandy beach situated on the Black Isle overlooking the sheltered waters of the Moray Firth.

Beach Type



There is a picnic site and campsite
Fortrose has Shops
Cafe and hotel
There is a leisure centre within walking distance and the village has it’s own medical centre


There is an 18-hole golf course

Nature and Wildlife

Plenty of walks in the surrounding area with an abundance of wildlife

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Castle Wynd Inverness IV2 3BJ Tel: 01845 22 55 121 Email: Web:


Nearest town: Fortrose
County: Highland
Latitude/Longitude: 57.5783, -4.11448
Postcode: IV10 8RZ
(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

Public Transport

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

Nearest Railway Stations

Inverness (Approx. 8 miles away)
Invergordon (Approx. 8 miles away)
Nairn (Approx. 9 miles away)
Alness (Approx. 9 miles away)

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

Nearby Car Parks

Church Street, Fortrose (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Ness Road, Fortrose (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
High Street, Rosemarkie (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Bridge Street, Rosemarkie (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Fort George South, Fort George (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Fort George, Fort George (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Picnic Area, Ardersier (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
High Street, Ardersier (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
West End Drive, Ardersier (Unknown stay).
About 3 miles away
Learnie Red Rock, Rosemarkie (Unknown stay).
About 3.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Fortrose