"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Fortrose Beach

A mainly sandy beach situated on the Black Isle overlooking the sheltered waters of the Moray Firth.

Beach type: Sand/Shingle

Nearest town: Fortrose

Local authority: Highland Council

OS Grid Reference: NH736562


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Fortrose Beach

  • Groam House Museum (1m)
  • Avoch Dolphin Trips (2m)
  • The Highlanders Museum (2m)
  • Highland Aviation Museum (3m)
  • Kilravock Castle (6m)
  • Wildwoodz Paintball Park (6m)
  • Culloden Clancrafts (7m)
  • Blackisle Wildlife Park (7m)
  • Culloden Wood (7m)
  • Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park (7m)

Tourist Information

North Kessock
Tourist Information Centre
Picnic Site
Highlands and Islands

Phone 01463 731 836
Email info@visitscotland.com

Seasonal opening

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Monday 21 May


Chance of rain 74%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 89%
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Chance of rain 29%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 83%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 78%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 81%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 17%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1021
Humidity 86%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 49%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1024
Humidity 89%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
05:16 BST
(04:16 GMT)
Low Tide
11:47 BST
(10:47 GMT)
High Tide
17:55 BST
(16:55 GMT)
Low Tide
23:48 BST
(22:48 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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A mainly sandy beach situated on the Black Isle overlooking the sheltered waters of the Moray Firth.

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