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Gairloch and Strath in Wester Ross | Gairloch Scotland

Gairloch beach


Gairloch is a village and community spread around the shores of the sea loch, Loch Gairloch, in Wester Ross in the north-west of Scotland. Gairloch is around 90 minutes’ drive from Inverness (70 miles approx.) and a just over 2 hours by bus. The area is very popular for holidays, it is situated close to a golf course, beautiful sandy beaches and wonderful scenery. Holidays cottages, campsites, hostel, hotels and bed and breakfast are available locally.

Gairloch beach

Gairloch | Gairloch beach is next to Gairloch Golf Club and golf course

Gairloch Area, places to visit and things to do around Gairloch

Loch Maree

Loch Maree is one of Scotland's most scenic areas

Around Gairloch there are many places to visit including the Inverewe Gardens near Poolewe, Loch Maree and the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve near Kinlochewe, and to the south, Torridon and the outstanding mountain scenery in this area as well as the pretty village of Lochcarron. A trip to Ullapool is within a day trip from Gairloch and you will pass several highland villages and crofting communities along the way including Poolewe, Aultbea, Laide, Camusnagaul, Dundonnell.

Gairloch harbour

Gairloch harbour has gift shop, cafe and also boat trips for sea fishing and wildlife watching.

Gairloch | Loch Gairloch and mountains, sunrise

Sunrise over Gairloch - Early morning view over Loch Gairloch from Melvaig

Map of Scotland - Gairloch

Gairloch location map - Scotland

Gairloch Location Map

Loch Maree to Beinn Airigh Charr

Loch Maree and Slioch