This beautiful coastal town at the farthest end on the Highland of Scotland is a popular destination for tourists. Due to the diverse landscape consisting of unspoiled beaches, majestic mountain views, one of a kind moorland, untamed cliffs and scattered small island an array of activities to suit all desires are available. Surfing, mountain trailing and especially fishing of salmon and trout are very popular among tourists.
On clear sunny days when the weather is playing along you can have a distant view of Dunnet Head and Hoy Island. This is also the days you will find residents and tourists flocking to the sandy beach to take advantage of the good weather and have some fun in the sun.
As a rule, summer time in Thurso is known to have pleasant warm days with an occasional humid period and at night you can expect a chilly sea breeze.
It is commonly known that if you are looking to enjoy the best seafood platter with a delicious salad, or freshly prepared fresh fish, you just need to find a food serving outlet in Thurso. Tradition has it that the specialty of Thurso food serving venues, apart from the seafood platters, are certainly their scrumptious trout and lip smacking salmon dishes. It is believed that you have not ate in Thurso if you did not enjoy trout or salmon prepared in the traditional Thurso way.
Apart from the beach and the good food, you can enjoy close by tourist attractions such as the Thurso Castle. In 1878 Sir Tollemache Sinclair rebuilt the 17th century gothic Thurso Castle located on the shoreline of Thurso. From across the river mouth at the old town, the remarkable remains of Thurso Castle can be seen easily. A much better view can be obtained from it's static by visiting the still undamaged gate house and remarkable entry arch.