The beach by the golf course at Gairloch is nice, but the beach at Big Sand, a few miles northwest of Strath, is better, and quieter. Further north is Melvaig, from where you can walk to Rubha Reidh Lighthouse . Around the headland from the lighthouse is the beautiful, secluded beach at Camas Mor. This is a good place for spotting sea birds, and there’s a great walk from here on a marked footpath to Midtown, 4 miles northwest of Poolewe. You’ll have to walk or hitch from here or try and catch a ride with the community ring and ride bus.
The waters around Gairloch are home to a wide variety of marine mammals such as seals, otters, porpoises, dolphins, minke whales and even killer whales.
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