Gairloch and Wester Ross has some of the best, cleanest, sandy beaches in Scotland. Ideal for paddling or swimming in the summer months.
Gairloch is the perfect Scottish holiday destination for everyone wanting to experience a holiday in the Highlands of Scotland, you have everything from beautiful scenery, mountains for hill walking, clean sandy beaches, outdoor sports including golf, windsurfing, sailing, horse riding. There is sea, river and loch fishing as well as many places to visit nearby. In the Scottish Highlands area of Wester Ross you will discover some of the best, unspoilt scenery in Scotland.
Gairloch caters for visitors and you can find holiday accommodation to suit most requirements, with hotels, self catering cottages, caravans, campsites, bed and breakfast accommodation as well as a Hostels.
Gairloch and the surrounding area is a short scenic drive from Inverness and it takes approximately 2 hrs to drive to the west coast taking time to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Locations near Gairloch and where you can travel by car easily within a few hrs include to the north the communities of Aultbea, Poolewe, Camusnagaul, Dundonnel and Ullapool. Driving south you can explore Torridon, Loch Maree, Strathcarron and Plockton.
Gairloch is an ideal location for a relaxing holiday or as a base to explore Wester Ross in the Scottish Highlands.
Gairloch Beach and Golf Course in a beautifully scenic location
Cattle on the roadside near Melvaig
As some of the roads leading to holiday cottages and other accommodation may be on single track roads you are advised to plan for slightly longer journeys than you would normally consider for the distances involved.
Most roads in the Highlands are unfenced and sheep, cattle and wild deer can often be seen near the roadside, or on the road so please take your time when driving and enjoy the beautiful scenery along your journey, arrive safely and enjoy your holiday in the Highlands of Scotland.
An Teallach in Wester Ross
Gairloch Golf Course
The Gairloch in the early morning
Gairloch viewpoint looking over Gairloch sands
Old traditional croft house near Gairloch (picture taken over 12 years ago)
Badachro - jetty near the pub at Badachro
Gruinard Bay in Wester Ross, a few miles north of Gairloch
Wild goats near Camusnagaul in Wester Ross
Cows near the road from Gairloch to Melvaig
Ducks in the river beside the Gairloch Old Inn
Sandy Beach in the Scottish Highlands near Gruinard
Sandy beach at Gairloch
Village of Gairloch
Inverewe Gardens at Poolewe is a short scenic drive from Gairloch
Viewpoint over Gairloch
View over Loch Gairloch