Horse riding is available at nearby Torrisdale sands. The area is renowned for its loch, river and sea fishing. Permits are available locally for salmon, sea trout and brown trout and boats are also available to hire. This coastline is renowned for its miles of sweeping white sandy beaches which are always quiet, whatever the time of year. The area is a paradise for surfers, body boarders and beach lovers generally. The pretty village of Bettyhill, above Torrisdale bay, has good local facilities including pubs and a restaurant, as well as an excellent indoor swimming pool and leisure centre. There is also a museum documenting the fascinating history of the Highland clearances and by following the ’Strathnaver Trail’ visitors can experience life in the Highlands from Neolithic times through the Viking era to the modern day. The area is a wild life watcher’s paradise. Whales, basking sharks, porpoises, seals and otters are all seen in the area. At Melvich just along the coast there is also a colony of puffins which can be seen and at Forsinard, Strath Halladale; there is an RSPB nature reserve, where local rangers will take visitors to explore the bird life, flora and fauna close to hand. Nearby Borgie forest has a number of superb woodland trails, ideal for walking or cycling. Golf, canoeing, cycling, hill walking, climbing and horse riding are all available locally. Melness Cottage provides an ideal base for exploring this spell binding and unforgettable region of the UK.