Beaches

Called the “Brighton of the North” due to its popularity for seaside holidays (Charlie Chaplin used to take his family here for holidays), Nairn features 4 stunning beaches. Each has its own key features but they all have miles of flowing white sands and marram covered dunes. The sea water is safe for swimming and wild swimmers can often been seen in the water. Explore each beach to discover its secrets and experience its beauty.

West Beach

West Beach stretches from Nairn Swimming Pool along past Nairn Golf Club to Whiteness Beach (the Secret Beach).
This beach is a treasure trove for beachcombers with its rockpools. Wild swimmers also love this spot.

Facilities: 
Parking
Dogs Permitted

East beach is a sandy beach which extends east towards Culbin Forest.
It’s a haven for wildlife and foragers.

Facilities: 
Parking
Toilet
Picnic Benches
Top-up Tap
Dogs Permitted

The “Secret Beach” extends from West Beach to Whiteness Point.
It is a beautiful and peaceful expanse of sand, unspoilt by civilisation. Perfect for contemplative or mindfulness time.

Facilities:
Dogs permitted.

This beach starts next to the harbour and extends westwards along the bustling promenade.
This is Nairn’s busiest beach. It features the Splashpad, picnic benches and many seafront cafes/eateries.

Facilities: 
Parking
Toilet
Picnic Benches
Dogs Permitted