Puffin Cove, Drumholistan

Find out how you can walk to the Puffin Cove in Drumholistan, Caithness from the roadside of the A836 in Scotland.

The Puffin Cove in Caithness, Scotland, also known as Puffin Island, is just off the north coast between Melvich and Reay at the border between the historical counties of Caithness and Sutherland.

How to get to the Puffin Cove
The Puffin Cove can be viewed from the coast and is approximately 20 minutes' walk across some boggy grassland, beginning from the 'Welcome to Caithness' road sign, on the A836.

There is some limited space to park at the roadside.

Waterproof footwear and care is advised when walking across the grassland as there is no designated footpath.

Bird watching in Caithness
For more bird and puffin spotting opportunities on the north coast, see also Duncansby Head and Dunnet Head

Further resources
See how to drive to the Puffin Cove from Reay, Caithness.