Nature & Wildlife

Ospreys, red deer, sea birds, seals, dolphins and ducks are all to be found in and around the Dornoch Firth. Our natural landscape is rich in habitats and provides safe havens for many resident and migratory species.

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Dornoch Beach

Dornoch's safe, Blue Flag beach, is ideal for families with its gentle shallows, sheltering dunes and miles of golden sands. Perfect for paddling and swimming on warm summer days. Throughout…



The Dornoch Firth's varied habitats - mudflats, dunes, saltmarsh, sandy beaches and links - provide an ideal environment of a range of birds. Every month of the year brings opportunity…


Loch Fleet Nature Reserve

Loch Fleet, a sea loch, lies just north of Dornoch and is a haven for fauna and flora. It has a variety of species including otters and seals, wild fowl…