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Sandy Beaches in Easter Ross and East Sutherland

Our B&B in Culrain is well situated for enjoying several fine sandy beaches at a reasonably short distance, in Easter Ross and in East Sutherland.

In Easter Ross there are sandy beaches at Balintore (27 miles from Culrain) at Shandwick Bay, a smaller one in the neighbouring village of Hilton of Cadboll at its best when the tide is halfway out (though there are rocks here so not suitable for swimming), a popular beach with locals at the delightful village of Portmahomack (28 miles from Culrain), and one at Nigg (though too steeply shelving to be suitable for bathing). On the east coast of Sutherland there are two magnificent sandy beaches at Dornoch (19 miles), a sandy beach (at its best when the tide is out) at Golspie, and a magnficent sandy beach at Brora beside the golf course there.

West Sutherland too has magnificent sandy beaches and we are quite well placed for exploring these too as we are less than 50 miles from Lochinver. However, we are best placed for the beaches in Easter Ross and Sutherland where the weather tends to be drier than on the west coast, and there is a greater variety of visitor attractions of interest to children when the weather is not so good.

Portmahomack Beach - beaches in Easter Ross

Portmahomack Beach with views to mountains

Brora Beach in Sutherland

Rocks at the corner of Brora beach from where
the sand extends for a large distance by the golf course



Looking south in the winter along the beach at Shandwick Bay, Balintore

Balintore Beach, Shandwick Bay, in Easter Ross
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