Things to do

Gairloch may be a small village in a quiet part of Scotland but it is also home to the smallest commercial radio station in Britain so if you want to know what’s going on in the local area, it is probably worth tuning in to Two Lochs Radio from time to time.


Here is a selection of things to do – so much choice you will probably have to extend your stay to sample them all!

Gairloch Heritage Museum – Gairloch
A journey through time showing how local people lived and worked in Gairloch through the ages.

Gairloch Golf Club – Gairloch
A fabulous location above a beautiful long sandy beach, this 9-hole course is set amongst rolling dunes and provides an excellent challenge to golfers of all abilities.

Hebridean Whale Cruises – Gairloch
Whale watching and wildlife cruises from Gairloch each day – Offshore, to whale and dolphin feeding grounds in the open waters of the North Minch; and Inshore, around Loch Gairloch, a natural wildlife haven.

Gairloch Marine Life Centre and Cruises – Charleston Harbour
One of the longest running marine wildlife operators in Europe with the longest running porpoise survey world-wide offering scenic and wildlife survey cruises around Gairloch.

Sealife Glass Bottom Boat Cruises – Gairloch
The only boat cruise to combine looking beneath the waves whilst enjoying the breathtaking scenery and wildlife of Gairloch Bay.

Shellfish Safaris – Dry Island Pier, Badachro
See the shellfish and sea life as the creels are hauled in, filled with langoustines, squat lobsters, crabs, octopus, starfish, scorpion fish and beautiful shells. See the abundant wildlife found in the area; maybe catching sight of porpoises and dolphins, seals and seabirds.

Kerry Sea Angling – Gairloch
Cruises to suit everyone from beginners to experienced anglers, from two-hour family excursions to full-day Giant Skate expeditions.

Gairloch Trekking Centre – Flowerdale Mains, near Gairloch
Ride along different private pathways, through rugged hills, forestry and streams in breathtaking scenery.


For keen walkers, there is a selection of trails which pass through the Flowerdale Forest and waterfalls, or near the Rua Reidh lighthouse (approximately 12 miles from Gairloch), where rock climbing courses are available.


Also nearby:

  • Watersports
  • Inverewe Garden and Estate (National Trust for Scotland)
  • Poolewe Swimming Pool

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