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.
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.