Walk: Sandwood Bay - Britain's best beach?

Highland | Blairmore | Half day walk | ★★★★

[Sandwood Bay]

It's an ambitious claim, but many Scots reckon that Sandwood Bay is the UK's most spectacular beach. A mile of pristine sand, backed by a freshwater loch and overlooked by the lonely, slender sea stack of Am Buachaille. Beautiful, dramatic, unspoiled... but 4 long miles of track (8 miles including the return journey) through barren moorland on foot from the nearest road is enough to put many visitors off. But you must visit if you're spending a significant amount of time in the Northwest Highlands.

[Approach to Sandwood Bay]

📌 Walk: Sandwood Bay - Britain's best beach? ★★★★
Start / finish at car park on minor road, Blairmore, G.R.: NC 194600 ///remotest.coffee.stack

▶ 13 km / 8 mi | ▲ 150 m | ⌚ Half a day | Easy
Features: Sandwood Bay
Terrain: Good track across remote moorland.

Route & map

Car park - Loch na Gainimh - Loch a' Mhuilinn - Sandwood Bay - return to start by outward route


Route credit: Scotland off the Beaten Track

On our visit

Wildlife: A few seabirds on the various lochs.
Weather: Mostly sunny, but windy on the exposed moorland.

Also on this walk

📌 Sandwood Bay ★★★★
4 mi north of minor road at Blairmore, G.R.: NC 219652 ///stack.states.appealed

💬 There is no quicker access to the beach than by the route described above.

[Sandwood Bay]

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