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Thurso Bay Central Beach

Thurso, Highland

A sandy beach in the town of Thurso. The eastern area of the beach has some rocky reefs that produce some of the UK's most celebrated waves for surfing.

Beach Type



Camp sites
Further facilities available in town


Visits to the museum
Thurso is the port for the ferry to the Orkney Islands

Nature and Wildlife

Explore the town and surrounding coastline. take the ferry on a day trip to the Orkney Islands.

Water Quality





No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Thurso TIC. Riverside. Thurso. Caithness. KW14 8BU. Tel 01847 892371


Nearest town: Thurso
County: Highland
Latitude/Longitude: 58.5977, -3.51775
Postcode: KW14 8BB
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Thurso is at the end of the A9 that comes up from Inverness.

Public Transport

Served by bus Service 958. Scrabster - Thurso - Castletown - Wick - Helmsdale - Brora - Golspie - Inverness

Nearest Railway Stations

Thurso (Less than a mile away)
Georgemas Junction (Approx. 7 miles away)
Scotscalder (Approx. 8 miles away)

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


parking available close to the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Wilson Lane, Thurso (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Riverside Road North, Thurso (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Meadow Lane, Thurso (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Riverside Road, Thurso (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Sweyn Road, Thurso (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Thurso Station, Thurso (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Dale Road, Thurso (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Traill Street, Castletown (Unknown stay).
About 4.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Thurso