Golspie Beach

A typically, gradually curved, long east coast beach, with a mixture of sand and shingle.  Panoramic views across the Moray Firth make it an excellent destination for long beach walks. 


The name derives from the Norse for "gully village. Dunrobin Castle, the seat of Clan Sutherland, is nearby and has falconry displays. The Old Bank Road drill hall was completed in 1892. Golspie hosted the National Mòd in 1977 and 1995.

Natural Space

The wide, golden sandy beach has some of the cleanest sand in the area. The waters are generally calm and the water quality is good, with attractive views across the Moray Firth.


On the south side of the pier in the charming fishing village of Golspie, is the award-winning South Beach A short distance south of Golspie lies Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve, a perfect spot for wildlife watching.

Getting There

Situated off the A9, one hour north of Inverness, follow signs for beach car park. Rail link to Golspie Station. Bus via City link and Stagecoach.

Water quality information

This beach is not a designated bathing water site. Bathing water quality is not monitored at this site.

Contact details

Sandy Fraser
01408 635 324


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