Things To Do in Nairn by Inverness

Nairn became a popular holiday destination for the Victorians and today still draws visitors who come to holiday and use Nairn as a base for exploring the Highlands of Scotland. There are many activities in and around Nairn to suit everyone from strolling on the beach to teeing off on local championship golf courses.


Nairn Beach is one of Scotland’s most beautiful beaches and worth a visit. White sands overlooking the Moray Firth.

Dolphin watching

Nairn is a popular spot for watching dolphins. Walk along the sandy beach or out to the pier and catch a glimpse of the resident dolphins. Boat trips are also available.


The River Nairn has good runs of salmon and sea trout and there is river and loch fishing for brown trout.


Nairn has two 18 hole championship courses - the Nairn Golf Club and Nairn Dunbar Golf Club which between them have staged a number of top golfing championships. Together these clubs provide a challenging and enjoyable test for all standards of players - from beginners to the world's top amateurs and professionals.

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Other activities

Nairn has outdoor tennis courts and there’s always an annual competition in August. Indoor squash courts are located next to the tennis courts.

An outdoor putting green is situated next to the local swimming pool.