British Beaches

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Rosemarkie North Beach

Fortrose, Highland

A sandy bay just to the north of Fortrose that faces west out into the Moray Firth.

Beach Type



There is a pub near the beach and further facilities in the town

Nature and Wildlife

Explore the area. coastal walks

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Possibility of some sewage related litter.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

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


Nearest town: Fortrose
County: Highland
Latitude/Longitude: 57.5937, -4.10991
Postcode: IV10 8UW
(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 then Rosemarkie.

Public Transport

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

Nearest Railway Stations

Invergordon (Approx. 7 miles away)
Alness (Approx. 8 miles away)
Inverness (Approx. 9 miles away)
Nairn (Approx. 9 miles away)

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


Car parking available near the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

High Street, Rosemarkie (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Bridge Street, Rosemarkie (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Church Street, Fortrose (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Ness Road, Fortrose (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Fort George South, Fort George (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Fort George, Fort George (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Learnie Red Rock, Rosemarkie (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Picnic Area, Ardersier (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
High Street, Ardersier (Unknown stay).
About 3 miles away
West End Drive, Ardersier (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Fortrose