For watersports enthusiasts, having the Moray firth right on your doorstep makes for a world of possibility.
For thrill seekers who prefer to stay on dry land, you can go running, biking or hiking through the picturesque pine woodlands of Culbin Forest.
For golfers, Nairn is well known for its two Championship Links courses, the Nairn Golf Club and Nairn Dunbar Golf Links, with Castle Stuart and Royal Dornoch a short drive away. Nairn also has two football teams, Nairn County and Nairn St Ninian, which welcome visitors.
Love adventure? Nairn is a short drive to the Munros and plateaus of the Cairngorm National Park, where you can camp out under the stars in the summer, or take to the slopes in the winter.or watersports
Nairn County Football Club Station Park, Balblair Road Nairn, IV12 5LT
WELCOME TO NAIRN COUNTY FOOTBALL CLUB
Established in 1914, with history in the town going back to the 1880s, Nairn County is a focal point of the town and play an active role in helping the community. Come and visit us at Station Park, home of the best pie in a roll in Scottish football.
Viewfield, next to Nairn Museum, IV12 4BF
Nairn St Ninian Bowling Club is a family friendly club that welcomes all to come and play bowls. Established in May 1961, it has served the community of Nairn for many years. Visitors who have never tried bowls are always welcome to come and give it a go. All that is needed is a flat pair of shoes as the club will have everything else.
Showfield Park IV12 5 Nairn
Nairn St Ninian Football Club are a Scottish football club based in Nairn. Members of the Scottish Junior Football Association, they currently play in the North Super League. Formed in 1968, the club are based at Showfield Park Nairn and their Home colours are maroon and sky blue.
Tel: 07955 063902
Seabank Rd, Nairn IV12 4HB
A traditional links course dates from 1887, visitors are welcome on both the Championship Course and the 9-hole Cameron Course, a gentler course that is perfect for a fun family round of golf and for practice sessions. The Pro Shop is well-stocked with high quality brands such as Under Armour, Oscar Jacobson, and many others.
The Nairn Golf Club is a member of the Highland Golf Links Partnership, along with Royal Dornoch and Castle Stuart.
Tel: 01667 453208
Nairn Coastal Rowing Club was established in 2017 by a group from the local community that were keen to add Nairn to the fast growing sport of Coastal Rowing. Bringing the community together to firstly build our skiff and then provide a platform for both social and competitive rowing.
We provide appropriate training and all the necessary safety equipment to get onto the water to enjoy the beautiful coastal and inshore water ways in and around Scotland.
Albert Street, Nairn, IV12 4HP
Nairn Bowling Club is a modern and well-equipped facility located a short distance from the town centre. The club has been awarded a Bowls Scotland Silver Bowls Mark accreditation in acknowledgement of the quality of its facilities and management. Visitors are warmly welcomed at Nairn Bowling Club.
To play, all you require is a pair of flat soled shoes, as the club will provide all other equipment. Join the members at 2pm every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday for trial sessions.
17 Acre Street, Nairn
Just off the High Street, you’ll find the Highland Yoga Collective, a community-based yoga studio in the heart of Nairn. The Highland Yoga Collective offer a range of yoga, Pilates, movement, meditation and mindfulness classes which are inclusive and beginner-friendly. The studio is a tranquil retreat with a zen garden, underfloor heating and is fully accessible.
Tel: 07773 310876
Half Day (1.5 hour) kayaking experience.
Beginners kayak trips from Nairn. Enjoy a wonderful paddle from next to the harbour and along the beach in Nairn. A fun, relaxed activity with an experienced knowledgeable guide.
Online booking available from website.
We have just gained our bronze award for Green Tourism.
142 Harbour Street, Nairn, IV12 4PH
Founded in 1968, Nairn Sailing Club is an affordable family friendly club based at Nairn harbour. The cruisers and dinghies sail out of the harbour and regularly race in the Firth. The cruiser races mostly happen on Saturdays, whilst the dinghy sessions are Sundays during the sailing season.
Over the years it has gained a reputation, at home and on distant shores, for being friendly, welcoming and enthusiastic. This is true both on the water through the racing and cruising, as well as on the social side. The clubs singing and musical prowess is known far and wide!
Off Marine Road, Next to Strathnairn Beach Cafe
The first and only one of its kind in the Scottish Highlands, Nairn’s Splashpad is a fun, fully accessible play facility overlooking Nairn beach.
It is a lasting legacy that celebrates the lives of a brave local boy called Hamish Hey, and his mother Susan Hey, both of whom sadly lost their lives to cancer just a few years apart. Through the fundraising efforts of the #TeamHamish charity, locals and visitors to Nairn are able to enjoy the interactive experience.
Viewfield Drive, Nairn IV12 4BF
We provide a programme of classes/activities for all ages and abilities during the day and in the evening. Open 0500 – 2200, 7 days a week.
There is a gym with a wide range of equipment, free weights, resistance machines and cardio equipment.
The club has 3 floodlit tennis courts, 1 floodlit MUGA, for outdoor sports such as football, basketball, pickleball and tennis. 2 squash courts along with a large sports hall set up to accommodate badminton, table tennis, pickleball, and indoor football.
We are open to members and non members. Visit our website www.nairnsportsclub.com
Car park and bike rack is on site.
Tel: 01667 454523
15 Marine Rd, Nairn IV12 4EA
This Highlife Highland facility offers a wide range of fitness classes, a state-of-the-art Fitness Suite and a swimming pool.
The 28 station fitness suite has Technogym equipment. All CV stations have easy to use touch screens with built in TV, radio, iPod docking station, headphone socket and built in heart rate monitors.
The deck level 25m by 10.5m pool has a variety of programmed activities. Swim a few lengths then relax in the poolside steam room.
Tel: 01349 781500
Lochloy road, Nairn, IV12 5AE
The 6,800-yard links course is a treat for the senses, offering a variety of challenges set amongst spectacular views over the Moray Firth towards Sutherland and to the Cawdor Hills inland. Visitors are welcome to reserve tee times, participate in a range of open competitions, and purchase golf passes for the area.
The pro shop carries a good range of clothing and equipment. Club repairs and regripping carried out by qualified professionals.
Tel: 01667 452741