British Beaches

Sand, sea, sun, surf and scones

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Embo Beach Beach

Dornoch, Highland

Embo's clean sands are edged by a belt of dunes which offer some shelter. The beach forms part of the beautiful Dornoch Firth and is located next to the famous "Grannies Heilan Hame". There is a camp site close by and free car parking close to the beach.

Beach Type

sand & rock


Camp site

Nature and Wildlife

This beach is close to a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) which contains a variety of flora and fauna including nesting birds at certain times of the year.

Water Quality





Dogs allowed.

Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award

Tourist Information

Highlands of Scotland Tourist Board The Square Dornoch Sutherland IV25 3SD Tel: 01862 810490


Nearest town: Dornoch
County: Highland
Latitude/Longitude: 57.9092, -3.99332
Postcode: IV25 3QD
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around , Highland at Explore Britain.


Embo is off the A9 via Dornoch. Follow the signs for Embo (three miles)

Public Transport

Bus services are available but the nearest train station is several miles away.

Nearest Railway Stations

Golspie (Approx. 4 miles away)
Dunrobin Castle (Approx. 6 miles away)
Tain (Approx. 7 miles away)
Rogart (Approx. 8 miles away)
Brora (Approx. 9 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Free parking

Nearby Car Parks

Dornoch District Office, Dornoch (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Golf Road, Dornoch (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Meadows Park Road, Dornoch (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Skelbo, Dornoch (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Camore, Clashmore (Unknown stay).
About 4.1 miles away
Golspie Station, Golspie (Unknown stay).
About 4.3 miles away
The Mound, Kirkton (Unknown stay).
About 4.3 miles away
Main Street, Golspie (Unknown stay).
About 4.4 miles away
Fountain Road, Golspie (Unknown stay).
About 4.5 miles away
South Argo Terrace, Golspie (Unknown stay).
About 4.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Dornoch