British Beaches

Sand, sea, sun, surf and scones

Interested in more than just beaches? Check out our new sister site, Sea Britain, for a comprehensive guide to Britain's coastline. Beaches, coastal towns and features, local accomodation, weather, tides, local tourist attractions and more. All at

Nairn - East 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



Leisure centre
Disabled access
First aid


A good location for Kitesurfing wiith the dominant westerley wind being across shore and the waters relatively sheltered

Water Quality





Dogs restricted.

Tourist Information

NAIRN TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE 62 King Street. Nairn. Inverness-shire. IV12 4DN. Tel: 01667 452753. Fax: 01667 452753. E-mail:


Nearest town: Nairn
County: Highland
Latitude/Longitude: 57.5938, -3.85555
Postcode: IV12 5DE
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Follow signs to east beach from the main road through Nairn and then drive all the way through the caravan site to the car park at the end

Public Transport

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

Nearest Railway Stations

Nairn (About a mile away)
Forres (Approx. 8 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

Harbour Street, Nairn (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Playing Field, Nairn (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Cumming Street, Nairn (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Watsons Place, Nairn (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Library, Nairn (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Falconers Lane, Nairn (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Fairlie Lane, Nairn (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
King Street, Nairn (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Nairn Station, Nairn (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Nairn