Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available Loch Fleet SSSI Dog friendly Blue Flag Award

Season: winter

Dornoch beach is a long expanse of golden sand.  With clean bathing waters and being part of a National Nature Reserve, there’s a winning formula here as a visitor attraction.  A breathtaking setting, complete with dunes, plus good parking and facilities, add to the cocktail.  The eastern end of the beach is known as Burn mouth.  As well as a sandy beach, there are rock pools to explore, fun for all the family.  The nearby town of Royal Dornoch is genteel, with well-heeled visitors enjoying excellent shops and eateries.

Winter visit photo gallery


On the beach with Myre.


What the beach means to John.


A fine morning scene at Dornoch beach.


A view from behind the beach.

One thought on “Dornoch

  1. Kirsty

    Dornoch beach is a nostalgic place for me – where I spent many a happy day as a child with my brother, parents and grandmother. Now I love to walk here with my dogs and members of my family (or on my one) and take in the expanse of sky, the ever changing colours, the continuous movement of the tides and sheer beauty of it all. Different at sunrise and sunset…its therapeutic in a way that’s different to anything else – picking up shells, seeking out the rock pools, strolling, power walking…. Reaching or passing the Fisherman’s pole which has been set in the sand for hundreds of years gives a feeling of strength and stability. Dornoch beach is a fix I couldn’t bear to be without!


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