Golspie - North


Golspie - North
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Golspie has a lovely expanse of golden sand with a natural breakwater and calm seas. Panoramic views across the Moray Firth make it an excellent destination for coastal walks. This beach has doorstep access to local amenities and services.


The famous Dunrobin Castle is nearby. Bathing and walking are popular here and the beach is loved by tourists and local residents alike.

Wildlife and Walks

There is plenty of history in the area - a local walk takes you from Golspie to the top of the hill overlooking the town, taking you to the 110ft Duke statue. Loch Fleet is not far and has commons seals, otters and lots of fantastic seabirds.

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling.
Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.


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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Golspie - North

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Slipway Slipway



Free parking.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed

Beach cleaning

No current information