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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.


Considered one of the best beaches in Scotland with its long sandy crescent of beach facing South East. Unlike other Highland beaches further north, this beach is less cut off with Shanwick and Balintore right on the beach.

Access is easy and walking lovely.

Cean Public Toilets adj to free Car Park  

Travel Directions to Shandwick Beach

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 station: Fearn 

Nearby Ancient Monuments

  • Shandwick Stone

    Pictish stone dating from 800AD and now protected by glass case. Walk from road. Exceptional markings and documentation make this very interesting and worth visiting.

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