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I'm maybe biased as I live here, but Nairn beach is a beautiful place to be and I feel privileged... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
June H
Inverness, United Kingdom
via mobile
Seal !

We found a free car park just next to the beach, with a helpful map. We strolled along the beach... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Orpington, United Kingdom
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Nairn, Scotland
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 March 2012

Nairn? In March?? In a caravan??? I was not hopeful and was already packing an enormous bag full of jumpers and fleecys. But I need not have worried as we happened to go during the freak hotwave and we had an amazing wee break. My...More

5  Thank susie895
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

I would have given this beach a 5 if it hadn't been for the dogs. The sand is the best I have ever seen but how can you let children handle the sand when the dogs use it as a toilet and the owners make...More

6  Thank warboys
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm maybe biased as I live here, but Nairn beach is a beautiful place to be and I feel privileged to live here. Its the perfect place for a gentle stroll in the the summer, the views are awesome. In the winter it's the perfect...More

Thank June H
Reviewed 4 days ago

We found a free car park just next to the beach, with a helpful map. We strolled along the beach, watching the birds, then explored the harbour and spent time photographing the seal playing just by the entrance. The locals were friendly too

Thank NorthernLass278
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely beach, made for walking. Wide beach, clean sand, never-ending views. We also walked up along the river into the town, was very impressed with Nairn. Moving to Scotland in 3 years, and Nairn is now at the top of our list of desired locations!

Thank Chemyn R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely wild beach and great for a walk in any weather. Lots of dog walkers too, nice to see a spot where dogs are allowed off the lead!

Thank apritchy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely tidal sandy beach with bracing winds. Has lots of amenities with kiddy play areas both traditional and adventurous, paddle pool, harbour with sailing club, bandstand,open grass,nearby swimming pool , putting green and great wee ice cream and fast food outlet the links tearoom. Fun...More

Thank iainmcleod
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we were on holiday in Nairn staying in a rented cottage as soon as we stepped out we were right on he beach so an excellent location.the walk along the beach was lovely. and in the summer can imagine there is loads going on. the...More

Thank tetra80
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked from our wee rental on Society street out past Nairn west golf course heading towards Fort George, beach was quite full, loads of dogs of their leads as you would expect when the tide is out, walked 3.5 miles out into the breeze then...More

Thank craigmacleod8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wonderful beach for walking the dogs. miles of sand, though it can be windy. dolphins can sometimes be seen of shore but we did not see any this visit. there is a boat that takes people out to see the dolphins.

Thank AlM1342
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is lovely and the water is so clear. Just off the beach is a cafe, park and toilets so very good for family visits. We will definitely visit again.

Thank SRTH02P3
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Although the weather was not great when we were there it didn't dampen our enthusiasm for this beach. It is really clean and miles long, not sure how busy it would be in the summer but there is more than enough room even if there...More

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Lorraine S
10 July 2017|
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Response from Samantha E | Reviewed this property |
Yes on beach near putting green. At low tide only
Michelle W
17 April 2017|
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Response from tigger69 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we saw lots of folks walking their dogs on the beaches and on leads along the proms.
Lyn C
22 February 2015|
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Response from Pge1960 | Reviewed this property |
sorry I have no idea although I can see the beach from my bed.......sorry you could try Google??