Gairloch in Wester Ross - Scottish Highlands

Gairloch and Strath in the Scottish Highlands

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.

Scotland for golf and beach holidays - sandy beach and golf course at Gairloch in Wester Ross

Gairloch Beach and Golf Course in a beautifully scenic location

Cattle by the side of the road near Melvaig

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.

View over Loch Gairloch

View over Loch Gairloch from Carn Dearg

An Teallach

An Teallach in Wester Ross

Scoraig Peninsula

Scoraig Peninsula

Gairloch Golf Course

Gairloch Golf Course


The Gairloch in the early morning

Gairloch viewpoint

Gairloch viewpoint looking over Gairloch sands

Gairloch village

Gairloch village

Croft near Gairloch

Old traditional croft house near Gairloch (picture taken over 12 years ago)


Badachro - jetty near the pub at Badachro


Gruinard Bay

Gruinard Bay in Wester Ross, a few miles north of Gairloch

Wild goat

Wild goats near Camusnagaul in Wester Ross

Highland cattle near Gairloch

Cows near the road from Gairloch to Melvaig

Ducks in the river beside the Gairloch Old Inn

Ducks in the river beside the Gairloch Old Inn

Sandy Beach in the Scottish Highlands near Gruinard

Sandy Beach in the Scottish Highlands near Gruinard

Gairloch sandy beach

Sandy beach at Gairloch

Gairloch and Strath in Wester Ross - Highlands of Scotland

Village of Gairloch

Inverewe Gardens at Poolewe is a short scenic drive from Gairloch

Inverewe Gardens at Poolewe is a short scenic drive from Gairloch