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Shandwick Bay Beach

Tain, Highland

Shandwick Bay is located within the seaboard villages of Shandwick and Balintore. The extensive sandy beach has dunes behind it and rocky areas to the North and the South. There is a charming harbour in Balintore to the North.

Beach Type

sand & rock

Facilities

Village
Shops
Toilets
Harbour

Activities

There is easy access from the area to many local historical sites

Nature and Wildlife

Extensive coastal paths pass by this beach.

Water Quality

Excellent

Lifeguard

No

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

HIGHLANDS OF SCOTLAND TOURIST BOARD Web: www.visithighlands.com

Location

Nearest town: Tain
County: Highland
Latitude/Longitude: 57.7511, -3.9156
Postcode: IV20 1UU
(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.

Access

From A9 turn right onto B9165. half a mile after Nigg roundabout. Follow this road until you reach Balintore. Turn right through the village and then left after the harbour. down sand Dune Walk. Buses from Inverness & Tain.

Nearest Railway Stations

Fearn (Approx. 3 miles away)
Tain (Approx. 6 miles away)
Invergordon (Approx. 10 miles away)

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

Parking

Free parking

Nearby Car Parks

East Street, Balintore (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
King Street, Balintore (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Fearn Station, Fearn (Unknown stay).
About 3.4 miles away
Arabella Crossroads, Arabella (Unknown stay).
About 3.4 miles away
Chapel Road, Tain (Unknown stay).
About 6.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Tain