"Becoming a Highland Resort" Gairloch by RhineRoll
Gairloch Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 35 photos
Once little more than clutters of cottages strung out along the shores of Loch Gairloch, the village today is more and more turning into a popular resort. There are good reasons for this: Gairloch has a decent tourist infrastructure, including several hotels, numerous b&bs, a golf course, a holiday centre, nice beaches and a wonderful moutain backdrop (the Torridons).
Rua Rei -- Rubha Reidh -- several other spellings are used -- is a really exponated spot sticking out towards Skye and the Western Isles like a stretched finger. Wonderful walking here. The lighthouse has been turned into a well-known outdoor activity centre including a nice tearoom with great home-baked scones on offer :-)
The road from Gairloch to Poolewe leads acrouss high ground with gorgeous views towards the first outposts of the Torridon mountains.
- Pros:Nice Beach, great backdrop, good views over to Skye
- Cons:Midges in Summer
- In a nutshell:Come in May -- No Need To Run Away :-)
Redpoint is as far as you can go by car from Gairloch. If you continue on foot along the shoreline, you'll eventually... more travel advice
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