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Keiss Beach | Caithness

Sandy Beach at Keiss. Caithness for holidays in the Scottish Highlands

The beautiful sandy beach is a short walk along the coast from the village of Keiss and Keiss harbour and the Keiss harbour house. The beach has miles of sand ideal for walking along the Caithness coastline with views over Sinclairs Bay to Noss Head Lighthouse.

Keiss Beach with views over Sinclairs Bay

Keiss beach

Views from Keiss beach is over Sinclairs Bay that stretches around to Noss Head Lighthouse.

Keiss beach is used for walking dogs, jogging and relaxing

Keiss harbour house

Keiss harbour house is now a luxury holiday property.

Keiss beach

The Keiss village end of Keiss beach is stony and rough although it is also a good place to watch out for otters. I have seen otters swimming in this area on several occasions over the years.

Keiss beach

The Keiss village in the distance. There is a small free public car park next to the beach. The beach access is over a pebbly path created by local people to make it easy to get down to the sandy beach. You can walk along the coastal path, between the old World War II coastal defences to either follow the path along the sand dunes or to get down to the beach.

Keiss beach

The World War II coastal defences are gradually being destroyed by nature with the sand dunes around the concrete defence structures being blown / washed away, the anti-tank defences are tumbling onto the beach. It is a reminder that even in this beautiful area in the far north of Scotland the countryside was and still is effected by previous conflicts. It does not distract from the beautiful scenery and lovely beach.

Keiss beach seen from Keiss harbour

Keiss beach and the surrounding Caithness countryside seen from Keiss harbour.