Seadrift Centre


Seadrift Centre, Dunnet Pavilion, Dunnet, Caithness, KW14 8SY

    Nestled on Dunnet Bay, the Seadrift Centre is the perfect place to discover and learn about the local wildlife of the Highlands.

    Explore and learn at the Seadrift Centre while drinking in the stunning view from Dunnet Bay. Enjoy the interactive displays and read fascinating facts about the local wildlife and scenery. Children will particularly enjoy the smaller room, full of intriguing puzzles and activities. Here you can see how you compare in size and weight with a range of wild animals, examine objects through magnifying glasses or complete two and three dimensional jigsaws. In the main area of the centre, younger visitors will also appreciate the drawers which can be opened to reveal treasures from the deep, while everyone who spots it will be fascinated by the jar containing a pair of adders.

    After learning all about the fascinating fauna, relax in the tiered viewing area with a pair of binoculars and start spotting.  Keep a look out for a wide range of sea birds, otters and hopefully a dolphin or whale.  Finish your visit with a walk along the bay and discover the delights of Dunnet at close range.



    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    May - September
    2-5pm except Wednesdays and Saturday.
    Sundays 10.30am - 5pm (July and August)
    The centre is staffed by Countryside Rangers and may occasionally need to close unexpetedly due to other committments and we sincerley apologise for this.


    • Children Welcome

    Special Requirements

    • School Groups Welcome


    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area


    • Coach Parking On-site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Private Car Space
    • Public Parking Nearby

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Follow the A836 road from Thurso to John o groats . After Castletown Village you will reach Dunnet sands . seadrift is I mile south of Dunnet village.

    Getting there by railway:- Train from Inverness to Thurso , Take John O groats bus from Thurso 12.45 / 1.45 pm get off Dunnet corner or at Dunnet Caravan site . . buses return to Thurso 14.48 and 17.21 pm

    Getting there by aeroplane:- There are flights in to Wick .

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