Central Beach stretches from The Nairn Golf Club in the West End to the Harbour at Fishertown, with stunning views over the Moray Firth towards Cromarty. You’ll enjoy magnificent sunsets here throughout the year and even more magical glimpses of the Northern Lights in the dark skies over the Firth during winter.
Central Beach, also known as Nairn Beach, is consistently listed as one of the best beaches in Scotland, having won a Scotland Best Beach Award for 23 consecutive years.
Rocky at the West End with golden sand towards the Harbour, Central Beach offers a perfect summer playground for rockpool explorers and sand-castle builders alike, only a few minutes’ walk from Nairn’s High Street. A promenade runs the length of the beach, creating a very peaceful and easy scenic walk from one end of Nairn to the other, from where you can marvel at glorious summer sunsets or the ever-changing colours of the Northern Lights in the winter.
The Promenade also provides a handy place to keep an eye on your children as they hunt for crabs, mussels and starfish left behind in the rockpools at low tide.
Central Beach offers easy access to the play areas, cafes, putting green and outdoor gym at Links Park, which sits directly behind the beach and promenade.
Separated from Central Beach by the River Nairn and Harbour, East Beach can be reached directly from the caravan park or harbour. Backed by gently sloping dunes and the magnificent sand-floored Culbin Forest Nature Reserve, East Beach feels wilder and more remote than Central Beach. Its wide expanses of golden sand, shifting dunes and direct forest access make it an ideal family playground where you can watch dolphins and kite-surfers at play.
For those who seek a little peace and quiet, head West towards Ardersier from The Nairn Golf Club, or drive out to Hilton of Delnies farm, where a short bumpy track past the farm will lead you to The Secret Beach (Whiteness Beach). A quiet expanse of flat golden sand with wonderful views to the Black Isle, the Secret Beach is well known to locals but is often deserted. This beautiful, secluded beach is ideal for romantic walks and peaceful days out.