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Seeking lovely dog friendly beaches

Hi

We are a small family travelling and staying in Dalwhinne for a week in August this year.. (very, very excited). Although we know we will have lots of lovely rural countryside to explore, we would love to have a day at the beach.

Can anyone recommend any beaches within acceptable travelling time from Dalwhinnie? happy to travel for the right 'beach experience' must be dog friendly as we have our lovable labrador with us :-)

Thanks in advance ( I know we have 8 months to prepare, just so excited and need to plan !!!)


Evie :-)



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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] ✭✭✭✭ ✭✭✭✭
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  • YourScotlandTourYourScotlandTour ✭✭✭ Member ✭✭✭
    You really are in the wrong place for beaches!! However Loch Morlich http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/forest-parks/glenmore-forest-park/loch-morlich-beach isn't far away (30 minutes) and has a beach with facilities. 

    If if you must get to the seaside then going north is the closest shore, however St Cyrus beach http://www.nnr-scotland.org.uk/st-cyrus/visiting/ on the east coast, about a 2 hour drive is simply stunning - a river at one end and a waterfall at the other! If you do head to the area then you'd need to visit https://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/lunan-bay-p315721 Lunan as well :-) I hope this helps. 
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  • VisitScotlandSarahWVisitScotlandSarahW ✩ Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    @YourScotlandTour, I would agree re Loch Morlich beach, it is very dog friendly and has beautiful views of the Cairngorm Plateau! @Evie_123 , enjoy your trip!  :)
  • Evie_123Evie_123 Member
    Thank you everyone for replying, it's not a real must, but Woody does love a splash in the sea, I'm pretty sure he won't mind a dip in a  stream or a loch or two ! I'll have a look at all the beaches mentioned. We are sooooo looking forward to our trip, we may even book another week to extend our stay in another location further South to break up the journey from derbyshire . :-)
  • YourScotlandTourYourScotlandTour ✭✭✭ Member ✭✭✭
    The borders is a lovely area, more rolling hills than dramatic mountains. Lovely all the same though!
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  • 2Fellnasen2Fellnasen Member
    Some good ideas for my planned trip to Scotland with my 2 newfs  ;) Thx.
  • YourScotlandTourYourScotlandTour ✭✭✭ Member ✭✭✭
    Depending where you're going @Evie_123 you may find stopping in Kielder forest a good idea - it's got a lovely bit of tarmac through it to the Lake (it's over the border) in the middle of it! 

    http://visitkielder.com
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