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Nairn - central Beach

Nairn, Highland

Nairn Central beach is a sandy accessible beach fringed by dunes. Beautiful views across the Moray Firth to the Black Isles. The coastline is home to a resident school of dolphins. Popular family beach with paddling pool, tea rooms and a summer activity programme.

Beach Type



Picnic site next to the beach
Leisure centre
Disabled access
First aid


Boat trips

Nature and Wildlife

There are coastal walks in either direction with a viewpoint to the west and a nature reserve past Nairn at Kingsteps to the east.

Water Quality





Dogs restricted.

Tourist Information

Inverness TIC. Castle Wynd. Inverness. Tel: 01463 234353


Nearest town: Nairn
County: Highland
Latitude/Longitude: 57.5904, -3.87009
Postcode: IV12 4EN
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


The beach is approximately half a mile from the train station and a quarter of a mile from the nearest bus station. The nearest town is Nairn

Public Transport

Inverness. Bus Station - Nairn. Bus Station - Service 757. See for more info

Nearest Railway Stations

Nairn (Less than a mile away)
Forres (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

Cumming Street, Nairn (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Watsons Place, Nairn (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Harbour Street, Nairn (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Library, Nairn (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Falconers Lane, Nairn (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Fairlie Lane, Nairn (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Playing Field, Nairn (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
King Street, Nairn (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Nairn Station, Nairn (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Nairn