"Brora" Brora by nickandchris

Brora Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 10 photos

Fishing, Golf, Beaches and Much More....

On our way south from Helmsdale, we decided to call in at Brora and see what sort of a place it was. Like many of the places we visited this holiday, they were just names we had vaguely heard. Now, having visited, we have a picture of them in our minds and know geographically their location.

Brora. named after the river Brora which flows from Brora Loch 2 miles inland, was at one time a small industrial town with it's own coal pit, woollen mill, boat building yard, fishing fleet,fish curing business, a distillery, a quarry and much more. As with many places, all these businesses have ceased trading apart from the distillery, although we did see a couple of fishing boats set to sea from the harbour.

Today people visit Brora for it's wonderful beach, fresh air, walking and it's coastal golf course.The beach offers spectacular surfing on the right occasions. We found Brora a nice little place with a beautiful, long sandy beach and a quaint harbour. There seemed to be plenty of free parking and from the beach car park, we watched a seal bobbing about close inshore.

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  • Pros:Seals.
  • In a nutshell:Another pleasant beach/harbour town.
  • Last visit to Brora: Aug 2011
  • Intro Updated Aug 24, 2011
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    That’s an amazing Iron Age broch – I’ve never seen one of those. Great that it is well maintained and in good repair.


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