9 Best Beaches In The Highlands Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Beaches In The Highlands

We've rounded up the best beaches in The Highlands in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 9 The Highlands beaches to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the beaches we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Hill top view of Applecross Beach in The Highlands

Applecross Beach

  • Applecross
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

You will never forget the hair raising mountain route to the remote Highland Peninsula of Applecross. A steep single track road twists through acute...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

Loch Linnhe Beach

  • Fort William
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Take your little explorers down to Loch Linnhe beach in Scotland, where they’ll love discovering all sorts of marine life.  As you stroll along the b...

Beach at Camusdarach Beach and Campsite in Arisaig

Camusdarach Beach and Campsite

  • Arisaig
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Camusdarach Beach and Campsite The beach is consistently rated one of the most beauteous in the country if not the world, featuring 3 pale sandy beac...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Morar Beach

  • Arisaig
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Morar beach in Scotland is a sandy beach that’s one of the ones that is infamous for having silver sands. Combined with the aqua-blue water, you’ll b...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Gairloch Beach

  • Gairloch
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a secluded beach in Scotland? Head down to Gairloch beach, a lovely sandy beach with some spectacular views, plus dogs are allowed all ye...

Clear day at Redpoint Beach in Gairloch

Redpoint Beach

  • Gairloch
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Redpoint Beach To get to Redpoint drive to Lock Gairloch and then take the single track coast road south to Badachro and Opinan, passing woodland cov...

Clear day at Firemore Beach in Poolewe

Firemore Beach

  • Poolewe
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Firemore Beach The beach is aptly named as it offers regularly the warmest swimming on the west coast of Scotland. Near the River Ewe, famous for sal...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Fortrose Beach

  • Inverness
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Explore Fortrose beach in Scotland, this sandy and shingle beach stretches out for a miles and a half, so there’s plenty of spaces for the kids and t...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Rosemarkie Beach

  • Inverness
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a sandy beach in Scotland? Head down to Rosemarkie beach, a great sandy beach backed by woodlands and grass, where the little ones can ex...

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