View towards Cromarty
Nairn Highland Games
The Links on Games Day
Culbin Forest

Local Attractions

  • Miles of sandy beach on the doorstep
  • Championship golf courses
  • Whisky trail
  • Dolphin watching
  • Castles and historic sites
  • Jazz and Arts Festivals
  • Highland Games
  • Childrens playground and Paddling pool
  • Outdoors - fishing, cycling and walking


West Beach Cottage is a lovely family self-catering cottage situated in the historic Fishertown Conservation area of Nairn. Located on the Moray Coast, Nairn is 15 miles east of Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands.

Nairn is renowned for it's beautiful sandy beaches and sunny microclimate due to its sheltered position. Throughout the year it plays host to music and arts festivals, sporting events and the world famous Nairn Highland Games.

There are several shops, pubs and restaurants within the bustling town all within walking distance of West Beach Cottage. Only a short drive away you will find plentiful whisky distilleries, castles and golf courses. Cairngorms National Park and Loch Ness are also easily reached.

Nairn is an excellent highland holiday location to suit everyone. Whether you seek an active sporting holiday, family fun or just a relaxing break by the sea.


Golf Clubs

Nairn Dunbar - Nairn - Castle Stuart - and Islands

Culbin Forest

Walking and cycling trails, bird watching and horse riding. Don't miss the viewpoint tower 99 walk from Kintesack.

Historic Sites and Castles

Brodie Castle Culloden Battlefields Fort George

Historic Sites and Castles

Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery Urquhart Castle

Cawdor Castle

Cawdor Castle and gardens

Dolphin and Wildlife Boat Trips

One and two hour boat cruises to see spot the wildlife and dolphins of the Moray Firth departing from Nairn harbour.

Loch Ness Boat Cruises

Cruises, tours and charters on Loch Ness.

Sporting Events

Coast to Coast Race - 8 to 9 September 2018

Festivals and Highland Games

Nairn Highland Games - 18 August 2018 Nairn Book and Arts Festival - 2018 date tbc Bandstand Beer & Music Festival - 3rd to 7th May 2018

Walking and Cycle Routes

The Davaway - 24 mile route from Forres to Grantown on Spey Moray Coast Trail - 50 mile route from Findhorn to Cullen Speyside Way - 65 miles from Buckie to Aviemore

Cairngorms National Park

Cairngorms is Britain's largest national park. Within 1 hours drive of Nairn you'll find numerous activities and the buzzing town of Aviemore and access to Cairngorm Mountain.