There is a good selection of shops in this small but vibrant village, as well as excellent restaurants, bars and cafes within walking distance.Warmed by the Gulf Stream this beautiful region of the Western Highlands is a unique area, where palm trees and rare plants flourish; the nearby sub tropical gardens at Inverewe bear testament to this and are well worth a visit. The immediate area offers a wealth of activities. The Gairloch Heritage Museum, Leisure Centre and library are approximately one mile away. The Leisure Centre has a broad selection of outdoor pursuits such as rock climbing, abseiling and kayaking. There is a 9 hole golf course adjoining a beautiful sandy beach within 5 minutes drive. For riding enthusiasts the local pony trekking centre is a must, situated in the beautiful Gairloch estate at Flowerdale. Cycling (bikes available for hire locally), canoeing and sailing, as well as walking and climbing in the spectacular Ben Eighe National Park in the heart of the Torridon mountain range are all enjoyed by visitors and locals alike. The area is a wild life enthusiast’s paradise. Sea eagles are common to the region and otters seals and superb array of birdlife can be seen in the area. There are a number of excellent sea and wildlife boat trips that can be booked from the harbour, as well as sea fishing trips and excursions. There is also a wonderful voyage out to the uninhabited Shints islands (the only trip from mainland Scotland to these remote islands) to view the millions of nesting sea birds, spotting whales and dolphins on the way. With unspoilt sandy beaches and superb scenery, this is a superb holiday location for all ages.