Culbin Sands, or Bar Inbhir Èireann in Gaelic, is an expanse of coastline and forest on the Moray Coastline. Scenic sands and forest, rich in birdlife and with an amazing wartime history, this area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest which is definitely worth a visit!
Accessed from Culbin Forest or from Nairn in the west, Culbin sands were orignally forested to stabilise the erosion of the sand dunes and coastline.
During World War II, as a deterrent to enemy gliders landing behind defence lines, long wooden poles were situated in an effort to prevent gliders from landing easily. The poles are still in place, albeit barnacle and seaweed encrusted.