Dunnet Bay for a Beautiful Sandy Beach | Caithness

Visit the Scottish Highlands and Discover Caithness for Holidays in Scotland

Dunnet Beach is a beautiful sandy beach that streches from Castletown to the village of Dunnet. Dogs are welcome on the beach and even in the height of summer you will often find this beach fairly empty except for a few local people walking dogs and families on holiday at the caravan and campsite near the beach. One of Scotland's best beaches with lovely views over to Dwarwick Pier and Dunnet Head. Mary-Ann's cottage is also nearby as well as Dunnet Bay Distillers.

The historic tidal harbour at Castletown is well worth visiting to see the local stone used in its construction, and to visit the Castlehill Heritage Centre to learn more about the use of local stone and the history of Castletown. Located next to the beach is the popular Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Campsite. Hotels are nearby for meals and holiday accommodation.

Dunnet beach

Dunnet Bay and Dunnet Beach

View over towards Dunnet Beach

View from Castletown harbour area over Dunnet Bay towards the Dunnet beach

Dunnet Beach for People who Love Clean Empty Sandy Beaches

Beach at Dunnet

Dunnet Beach, Castletown in the distance

Dogs welcome on Dunnet Beach

Dogs on Dunnet beach

Dogs on Dunnet Beach, Dunnet village in foreground

Dunnet beach

Dunnet beach

We visit Dunnet beach fairly often all year round, we love the space to play with our dogs.

Dunnet beach in August

Dunnet beach in summer

Dunnet beach in the middle of summer is nearly always fairly empty, picture taken in August 2018.

Dunnet beach in November

Dunnet beach in November

Dunnet beach in November and during the winter months is empty.

Dunnet beach in March

Dunnet beach in March

Dunnet beach in March and early spring, often chilly, you do get the beach to yourself.

Dunnet beach in Summer

Dunnet beach

Dunnet beach in summer, spot the people.

Dunnet for a Scottish Beach Holiday

Dunnet beach in summer

Dunnet beach, perfect for a beach holiday in Scotland with the caravan and campsite next to the beach.

Dunnet beach area map

Dunnet Beach location map

Dunnet beach map