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Shandwick Bay

This beautiful expanse of golden sand is located within the seaboard villages of Shandwick and Balintore. The extensive sandy beach has dunes behind it and rocky areas to the North and the South. There is a charming harbour in Balintore to the North. Extensive coastal paths pass by this beach. Parking spaces are abundant and there is easy access from the area to many local historical sites. Water quality is currently untested at Shandwick Bay.

Getting there

From A9 turn right onto B9165, half a mile after Nigg roundabout. Follow this road until you reach Balintore. Turn right through the village and then left after the harbour, down sand Dune Walk. Buses from Inverness and Tain.

Contact details

Sandy Fraser
01408 635 324


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