Things To Do
- Corporate Events
- Explore John O’Groats
- Caithness Seacoast Ltd
- Coastal Walk
- Guided Walks
- Orkney Trips
- The Bumble Bee Project
- The Gallery at John O’Groats
- Camping & Caravaning
- Hotels and B&B’s
- Natural Retreats
- Self-Catering Caravan in John O’Groats
- John O’Groats Ferry
- Stacks Coffee House and Bistro
The area around John O’Groats is recognised as one of the best places in the UK to see Atlantic Puffins during their breeding season which runs from late-Spring to early Summer, generally May to July. Other seabirds include Guillemots, Fulmars, Oystercatchers, Kittiwakes and a variety of gulls.
Nearby Dunnet Head is the RSPB’s largest reserve in the UK where you can see puffins, razorbills, guillemots, fulmars, kittiwakes, shags and cormorants.
Grey Seals can be seen at all times of the year.
Orcas (killer whales) are regularly seen off the coast, while sea otters have been seen along the Caithness coast.
Useful resources include Caithness-sea-watching.co.uk who organise regular marine mammal watches.