If you’re venturing to Inverness and the Highlands, there’s probably one thing at the top of your Highland adventure bucket list… seeing Loch Ness. 


To be honest, it would be at the top of ours too. The loch is pretty magnificent! 


If this is your first time visiting the Highlands, you might be wondering where the best spots are to view the mighty Loch Ness. Or, maybe you’re a local and searching for your new favourite place to do some Nessie spotting. Whatever category you fall into, we’re here to help you with a round-up of some of our top Loch Ness viewpoints.


Hit the beach


Located on the east side of the loch, venture to Dores Beach. A favourite amongst locals, the beach can be very busy, especially during summer months, and you’ll typically find wild swimmers braving a dip! From here you can see right to the end of the loch. It’s also a great spot to watch the sun set! Park in the designated car park, take a stroll along the stoney beach and take in the whole of Loch Ness. 


Step back in time


Sitting on the edge of the loch, step back in time to discover 1,000 years of history and take in the view from Urquhart Castle. Climb to the top of Grant Tower for an even better view before visiting the Lochview Cafe for a post-sightseeing snack. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for our Wee Beastie speeding by!


Reach new heights


With views across the Highlands on a clear day, and of course of Loch Ness, make your way to Suidhe Viewpoint for one of the highest views of the loch, just a 20 minute walk from the roadside. And, if one loch isn’t enough for you, see if you can also spot Loch Knockie, Loch Nan Lann, Loch Tarff and Loch Kemp! 


Get up close and personal


Now you know the best places to view the loch on land, it’s time to get up close and personal, hitting the water with the Beastie Boats! Book your tour today for a Loch Ness adventure you won’t forget.