Embo is a small village near the historical town of Dornoch on the Moray Firth in the county of Sutherland, in the Highlands of Scotland, around an hour drive north from Inverness. Embo has miles of glorious golden sandy award-winning beaches, that are usually graded excellent. It is also home to Grannie's Heilan' Hame Holiday Park for family holidays in the Highlands.
Embo is within walking distance to the Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve where you may be able to see Ospreys, otters and other wildlife. This is a holiday destination for all the family.
Embo is just over 3 miles from the beautiful highland coastal resort town of Dornoch where you will find cafés and restaurants, shops and places to visit. Embo has award winning beaches and an excellent caravan holiday park, Grannie's Heilan' Hame.
Embo is an ideal holiday location, to relax or for a more active holiday, walking, mountain biking and cycling, pony trekking, kite surfing and swimming in the sea, or just be a beach bum for a fortnight. With many places to visit under an hour drive from Embo you can explore the east of Sutherland or take a trip north into Caithness.
Grannie's Holiday Park has pitches for caravans and tens as well as caravans to rent for your holiday in the Scottish Highlands at Embo. The holiday park is next to the beach and has on-site facilities including a pool with a sauna, pitch and putt, café and kids club. Dog friendly. The reviews on TripAdvisor are very positive, many giving the holiday park 5 stars.
From Embo you can walk along the coast to Loch Fleet, a National Nature Reserve, where you may be lucky to see ospreys flying overhead, buzzards, estuary feeding and wading birds, seals along with other wildlife. Wildflowers, butterflies and other insects are found in the sand dunes and around the coastline.
The mudflats and surrounding native pine woods around Loch Fleet is an ideal place to see some of Scotland's iconic species including Pine Martins, stoats, deer, otters, buzzards, cormorant, curlew, dunlin, osprey, oyster catcher, eider ducks, merganser, heron, goldeneye to mention a few.
The nearby Balblair Wood and Skelbo Wood with its broch and buiral cairn provides off road mountain bike routes that also provide easy walks for all the family (and the dogs) that is only 3 miles from Embo. Watch the drone footage of Skelbo Wood, and Walk Highlands website for details on one of the walks around Loch Fleet and Balblair Wood.