- Timespan Museum in Helmsdale gives a historical overview of the area and it houses the rare Pictish stone carving found at Borrobol in 2010.
- Dunrobin Castle at Golspie – the seat of Clan Sutherland.
- Strathnaver Museum at Bettyhill – local history on north coast.
- Castle of Mey – previously one of the homes of the Queen Mother, near John O’Groats.
- Numerous standing stones, remote settlements and ancient monuments, including a 2,000 year old broch on Borrobol.
- Strathy near Melvich on the north coast. A fairly steep walk down a path gets you to this wonderful, white, sandy bay which has its own cave and a rock formation tunnel. Wild flowers all the way down the path in the summer.
- Torrisdale and Farr Bay at Bettyhill, north coast. Two more white, sandy beaches. Torrisdale is big and usually deserted as it is a long walk to get to it. Farr Bay has a car park and is reasonably near the road.
- Loth beach, near Brora on the east coast, is a good place to find fossils. Rough track which may need a 4×4. Parking on rough grass at the end of it.
- Brora, on the east coast. You can walk a long way on this white, sandy beach and there is parking just beside it sign-posted from Brora.
- Dornoch, east coast. White, sandy and long. Easy parking near it.