British Beaches

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Gairloch Beach

Gairloch, Highland

This sheltered spectacular sandy beach has large dunes to the rear. It is accessed via a wooden boardwalk from the car park beside the well maintained 9 hole golf course.

Beach Type






Nature and Wildlife

Plenty to explore including footpaths around the Flowerdale estate and Flowerdale falls.

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award

Tourist Information

GAIRLOCH TIC Achtercairn. Gairloch Ross-shire. IV22 2DN Tel: +44 (0) 1445 712130


Nearest town: Gairloch
County: Highland
Latitude/Longitude: 57.7285, -5.71228
Postcode: IV21 2DA
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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The beach is situated to the north west of the village of Gairloch on the A832. Car parking is provided beside the golf course.

Public Transport

Gairloch - Dundonnell - Inverness bus service is run by Rapsons - Westerbus


Free parking

Nearby Car Parks

Low Road, Gairloch (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Community Centre, Gairloch (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Druim Achadh Na Sgeilpe, Gairloch (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Creag an Fhithich, Gairloch (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Charleston Bay - West, Gairloch (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Charleston Bay - East, Gairloch (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Badachro, Gairloch (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Gairloch