Dores is a tiny Highland village on the southern shores of Loch Ness, 10 km southwest of Inverness. It has a church, village hall, welcoming country pub and a stunning beach.
This historic Loch Ness village dates back to the 1st century. Its name comes from the Gaelic meaning “dark woods”. Visit for lovely scenic walks, amazing views over the loch and perhaps a spot of Nessie hunting!
The long shingle beach stretches away from the pub, giving spectacular views south west down Loch Ness and the Great Glen. Many come here to take in the vast beauty of the loch. And maybe even catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster!
The famous Nessie Hunter himself, Steve Feltham, is based in the village. He has been looking for the Loch Ness Monster full time since 1991. His van is permanently parked by the beach and he describes his view of Loch Ness as the best that anyone could wish for! You can follow Steve’s adventures here on the Nessie Hunter blog.