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Another lovely beach between Thurso and Tongue. Popular with surfer crowd. Pure sands and accessible with short walk.


Shares many similarities with the other Northern beach and especially Armadale that is a few miles down the road. Lovely white sands, often dramatic seas and when the weather is right, utterlu amazing light, sunsets and dawns. Nearby community is scattered but there is the Strathy Inn down the road for a pint or dram after the wind.

Travel Directions to Strathy Beach

Travelling from the west, pass the Inn and when in Village take a left turning, The road winds but keep left and turning left until you read space to park beside the cemetary overlooking the beach.

Nearby Castles

  • Tongue House / House of Tongue

    Built in 1678, it is the Scottish home of the Countess of Sutherland. Formerly the seat of the Clan Mackay, the house sits on the site of the clan's previous home. It is said to have been burned by Cromwell's army in 1656, while pursuing the Chief of Mackay. It was rebuilt by the Mackays several years later. But in 1829, Tongue House and the majority of the Mackay Estate had to be sold to pay off debts owing to the Sutherland family.

  • Caisteal Bharraich Castle Varrich

    Dramatic ruin visible from Tongue in the Far North. You can walk across and back for a drink in a local bar. The castle is located on a prominent rise overlooking the Kyle of Tongue,

  • Thurso Castle

    The actual gothic castle was demolished in 1952 - what can be seen from the rivers edge is a wall and north tower that looks mediaeval, bit is not

  • Castle of Mey

    Castle on far North coast that was home to the Queen Mother. Now open for visitors. Excellent gardens.

Nearby Visitor Attractions

Nearby Ancient Monuments

  • Dun Dornaigil

    Impressive, well preserved broch that stands almost 7 metres tall with distinctivetiangular lintel about the entrance. On small road south of village of Alltnacaillich

  • Rosal Township

    Once substantial township entirely cleared in the Highland Clearances. Eery and tragic evidence of how this event transformed this land and landscape.

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Modification Date Thursday, 24 May 2012