Bay MacNeil is a wonderful sandy beach with fabulous views of The Small Isles and Ardnamurchan Point. A short walk from Grigadale just before you reach Ardnamurchan Lighthouse, the beach is well a worth visiting on your day out West. Bay MacNeil can also be reached via a walk over the hills from Portuairk.
Great Beaches in Moidart, Ardnamurchan and on The Road to The Isles
Beaches, Beaches and more Beaches - you're in the right place if you like beaches...
White and silver sands, history, wildlife and adventure - Ardnamurchan, Moidart and The Road to The Isles has it all. From the splendour of Sanna, the romance of Smirisary, the wildlife of Camusdarach and the Eden that is Cul na Croise there's a beach for everyone in these West Highland Peninsulas.
Buckets and spades, flippers and snorkles, hand lenses and buttefly nets, cameras and scopes, picnics and deck chairs, boots or sandals, whatever your style, find time to explore...
Portuairk is the western most settlement on the British mainland and has a wonderful white sandy beaches hidden amongst the wild rocky shoreline. A great spot for snorkling and rockpooling and simply taking in the amazing views of The Small Isles. A short detour for the road to Ardnamurchan Lighthouse and well worth visiting for a walk on the beach.
No visit to Ardnamuchan is complete without a visit to Sanna Bay. One of the finest beaches on the West Coast of Scotland with white sandy bays, expansive dunes, turqoise seas and amazing views. There is plenty of parking close to the beach though few other facilities in this isolated and remote corner of The West Highlands.
Kilmory beach is a short walk from the small crofting township of Kilmory on the north coast of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Kilmory beach is a lovely white sandy beach punctuated with volcanic outcrops. The beach is within a sheltered cove flanked by rocky promontories, with a small rocky islet on the east side of the bay. The beach affords some fine views of the Small Isles.
Camas nan Geall is possibly one of the most photographed beaches on The Ardnamurchan Peninsula as everyone must pass it on the road out West to Kilchoan. Dramatically nestled beneath Ben Hiant, with lush green fields behind, the white sandy beach at Camas nan Geall looks as attractive and alluring as any beach can. It is well worth the walk down hill (and back up again) from the wee car park to explore the beach and nearby historic sites.
Rhu Point Beach, or Port nam Murrach is a lovely remote sandy beach at the end of the Rhu peninsula. Rhu Point Beach is a 1.5 mile walk along track and across fields from the end of the wee road from Arisaig to Rhu and is very popular with willdife watchers. A great beach for rookpooling, conchology and enjoying a sense of wildnerness amongst some stunning scenery.
Hear the song of the sands for yourself and talk a walk (or bicycle ride) to The Singing Sands on the north coast of The Ardnamurchan Peninsula. The popular 3 mile walk to The Singing Sands skirts around Kentra Bay and through the forest before emerging onto a wonderful expanse of golden sand. Take time to relax and enjoy the splendid isolation of the The Singing Sands, shuffle your feet and listen for the song.
Cul na Croise is not the easiest beach to find, but once you've found it you will want to return as you will have found Eden on the north coast of The Ardnamurchan Peninsula. At low tide you can head north east from The Singing Sands crossing several small peninsulas or you can tack north from the forest track to The Singing Sands through forest and bog to discover a true hidden gem of The West Highland Peninsulas. Not a journey for the faint of heart but one with rewards at the end.
Ardtoe Beach is a lovely sandy beach, great for rockpooling, swimming and birdwatching. The beach is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike in Ardnamurchan and is particulary beautiful at low tide with great views to The Small Isles.
The single track road to Ardtoe, from the A861 near Acharacle, passes over Kentra Moss and skirts around Kentra Bay providing a scenic drive to this lovely beach. There is a small car park near the beach with a small parking charge.
Smirisary Beach is a 2 mile walk from the end of the road from Glenuig along heater lined path and through the rushes of Smiriasry past. These two remote white sandy beaches are paradise indeed with dramatic views of Eilean Shona, The Small Isles and beyond. The machair behind is a riot of colour in early summer and a great spot for butterfly bagging, dragonfly stalking, wandering and wondering at the magic of Moidart.
On the list of Scottish Natural Heritage's most beautiful beaches in Scotland. Camusdarach is part of the Silvery Sands of Morar and was made famous as a set for the film Local Hero. The beach and dune system extends for several miles between Arisaig and Mallaig.
A good place for beachcombing, paddling, a picnic or simply counting grains of sand.
The white sandy beaches at Traigh, near Arisaig epitomise the ideal West Coast of Scotland beach with sheltered bays, expanses of silvery sand, a backdrop of coastal grassy machair and great views to The Small Isles beyond. Great beaches for swimming, kayaking, beachcombing, rockpooling, wildlife spotting and picnicing.
There is a small public carpark to the north of Traigh Golf course.
Escape the 'crowds' on the White Sands of Morar and head north to the beaches at Bourblach. Time and space for yourself, the beach and simply time to relax and enjoy. Best visited on a low Spring tide when the beach by the Black Rock, Sgeir Mhor, just extends for ever and ever; though care must be taken not be caught out by the incomming tide.
Samalaman Beach is located near Glenuig on the small road to Smirisary in Moidart. A lovely sandy beach with fine views to The Small Isles. Samalaman Island is accessible at very low tides, though care should be taken to avoid being stranded by the incoming tide.
This is a great beach fot the family being a great spot for swimming, boating and beach safaris.
The Silver Sands of Morar are a stunning string of white sandy beaches on the banks of the River Moidart as it enters the Sounds of Arisaig. Unmissable when taking the scenic coast road from Morar to Arisaig, you're sure to be tempted to explore as the white sand creeps over the wee winding road.
Peanmeanach Beach is an adventurous 4 mile walk away from The Road To The Isles at Polnish and a journey into history. The settlement at the end of the Ardnsih Peninsula has been long deserted but stories, new and old, can still heard in the bothy on the beach. The beach at Peanmeanach is sandy and white, nature abounds and adventure awaits.