Nairn Town

Nairn is a small historic fishing town, located about 17 miles east of Inverness. An ideal base for exploring the Highlands, with lots of great walking and cycling, water sports, local events and golfing. Popular as a holiday resort since the Victorian times.

Nairn’s sandy beaches make it a great family holiday destination. Located on the magnificent Moray Firth, be on the look out for dolphins leaping from the water.



Nairn Beaches

Enjoy Nairn's beautiful sandy beaches on the Moray Firth

Beaches and Promenade

Nairn Beach, also known as Central Beach, is a huge, sandy beach in the town. Overlooking the Moray Firth towards Cromarty, it is the perfect place for a picturesque stroll. A promenade runs the length of the beach.

There’s also East Beach beyond the harbour and Whiteness Beach (The Secret Beach) just along from Nairn Golf Club.

Wildlife and Nature

The area is a haven for birdwatchers and wildlife spotters, with an array of creatures to look out for on land and sea. The Moray Firth is home to seals and bottlenose dolphins. You might see them from the beach, but you can get a closer look on a boat ride from Phoenix Sea Adventures. There are a great variety of birds to watch for, such as cormorants, osprey, herons, guillemots, peregrine falcons and red kites. Visit the protected RSPB reserve at Culbin Forest to see a wide variety of birds and other wildlife, including red squirrels.


Things to do in Nairn

Attractions and activities in Nairn for all the family

Other Attractions and Events

The town is a popular golfing destination, boasting two championship golf courses. These are Nairn Golf Club and Nairn Dunbar Golf Links. Both offering stunning views over the Moray Firth.

You’ll find outdoor play areas, a putting green and crazy golf, cafes and restaurants and a swimming pool in the town. Also visit Nairn Museum to learn more about the fascinating history of the town and surrounding area.

Throughout the year, the town has a busy calendar of local events. Such as Nairn Book and Arts Festival, Festival of Jazz and the Highland Games.

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