What to See and Do in Portmahomack and Tarbat

The traditional fishing village of Portmahomack in Easter Ross, near Tain and Dornoch in the Highland Region of Scotland. The village enjoys a wonderful setting on a bay with a fishing harbour and excellent swimming beach. There are spectacular views over the Dornoch Firth and Moray Firth to the hills of Ross-shire and Sutherland.

Portmahomack also has a historical links to the early Picts. You can visit an archaeology dig site at the Tarbat Discovery Centre which is situated within the village. The village also has a General Post Office/store, open 7 days a week, two hotels, a first class restaurant and both Self-catering and B&B accommodation.

The village itself climbs a slight hill behind the bay, and on a sunny afternoon the whites and greens of the harbourside buildings combine with the beautiful blue of the sea to give an impression that could have come from Cornwall or, with a little stretch of the imagination, the South of France.

Portmahomack has a golf course, pubs, restaraunts, shop and post office, dolphin watching trips, sea fishing trips, excellent walks and great ambience. The UKs fourth-tallest lighthouse at Tarbat Ness is three miles outside the village. The annual village Gala is full of activities and is complemented by the nearby Gala at Tain (10 miles). The village has excellent beach access for all forms of water sport including sailing, jetski, windsurf, diving and snorkelling.

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