The historic, pretty fishing village of Portmahomack has a delightful broad sandy beach. Edged at low water with rock pools and natural barriers at both ends, the blue flag beach is gently sloping and perfect for families. There is a quiet harbour on the north side where boats can be anchored and an interesting circular walk out along the coast to the Tarbat Ness Lighthouse, the tallest on the Scottish mainland.
Portmahomack is home to The Tarbat Discovery Centre which is a museum, learning andThings to see in Portmahomack MORE
activity centre dedicated to displaying and preserving the heritage of the Tarbat peninsula. Housed in the refurbished Old Parish Church, it is the site of the only Pictish monastic settlement excavated in Scotland to date. The Centre displays many of the artefacts uncovered during the extensive archaeological investigations of the site, along with local exhibitions, parish records, photographic archives and more.
The village also boasts a nine-hole golf course with a Cafe and bar that welcomes visitors, several places to eat such as the Carnegie Cafe, The Caledonian Bistro, and a village shop and Post Office.