A short beach, popular with dippers, divers and dog-walkers!
A small but picturesque beach where you can enjoy views across to Orkney, and even spot the Old Man of Hoy. This beach can be enjoyed as part of a longer amble along Victoria Walk, from Thurso Harbour (or even from Thurso Castle) to Burnside, and an even longer stroll to Scrabster Beach and Holborn Head - a great way to take in the town of Thurso!
Just to the east of Thurso Beach is Thurso East: the waves created here are of international repute, and is one of the best cold-water surfing spots in all of Europe. If you're a 'gromit', however, this might not be the best place to start, as there are lots of tricky reefs to navigate; Dunnet Beach serves as a good spot to learn how to surf, however!
At the western end of the beach there is a small cave with a number of names carved into the walls dating back to the 19th century. One carving shows the Boys Brigade insignia.