Sporting Activities

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

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!

142 Harbour Street, Nairn, IV12 4PH

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.

15 Marine Rd, Nairn IV12 4EA

01349 781500

Community-Driven, Results Based Small Group Personal Training facility for local residents who want to lose weight, tone up and enjoy exercise.

13A Balmakeith Industrial Estate, Nairn, IV12 5QW

07879 865162

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.

Lochloy Road, Nairn, IV12 5AE

01667 452741

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.

Seabank Road, Nairn, IV12 4HB

01667 453208

Moray Kayaking provides sea kayak coaching and trips in the Moray Firth Area. British Canoeing Qualified Coach. Equipment Hire available. Special group rates. See website for details and booking.



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.

We Believe!

Nairn County Football Club Station Park, Balblair Road Nairn, IV12 5LT

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.

Viewfield, next to Nairn Museum, IV12 4BF

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.

Located just 4 miles from Nairn. The Bowhunter Team offer not just the opportunity to learn Woodland Archery, but also Axe Throwing, Bushcraft, and the exhilarating game of Combat Archery. All Instructors are fully qualified and welcome families, friends, corporate & community groups, parties and are dog friendly too!  Here, the minimum age is 9yrs for Archery, 12yrs for Axe Throwing.

Balnagowan Woods, B9092, Nairn IV2 7QX

07923 111997

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.

Off Marine Road, Next to Strathnairn Beach Cafe

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
Car park and bike rack is on site.

Viewfield Drive, Nairn IV12 4BF

01667 454523

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.


Albert Street, Nairn, IV12 4HP

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.

07955 063902

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.

17 Acre Street, Nairn, IV12 4BQ

07773 310 876

​Water Safety is at the heart of our lessons.

We provide swimming lessons to children from 3 to 8 years old. Based at Nairn Hydrotherapy pool, we offer low ratio classes, a progressive pathway, teachers in the pool and overall fun and engaging classes.  

Nairn Hydrotherapy Pool, Cawdor Road, Nairn, IV12 5ED