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Enjoy wide sandy beaches and clear blue ocean at Balnakeil Beach. You'll have the opportunity to look out on views of the surrounding mountains and Cape Wrath, or walk the large dunes behind the shoreline. The beach is situated close to a Royal Air Force base, so keep your eyes open for fighter jets doing training runs. Add Balnakeil Beach to your Durness travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Durness visit website.
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We enjoyed walking along the beach and admiring its beauty. The sand was white and the swell was not too great. We could see dark clouds in the distance and with rain threatening, we decided to cut...
We enjoyed walking along the beach and admiring its beauty. The sand was white and the swell was not too great. We could see dark clouds in the distance and with rain threatening, we decided to cut... more »
I didn't realise you could walk to Balnakeil Beach from Durness, but you can, and it's quite easy going. You can stop off at the craft village (and Cocoa Mountain) on the way. It takes about 30...
I didn't realise you could walk to Balnakeil Beach from Durness, but you can, and it's quite easy going. You can stop off at the craft village (and Cocoa Mountain) on the way. It takes about 30... more »
Spectacular beach in the far north-west of Scotland. Balnakeil Bay gets flatter towards the beach. As a result, the cold Atlantic water can warm up if there is enough sunshine. Two kilometers of the finest sandy beach and hardly anyone far and wide. The only thing you won't find here is shade, unless clouds are hiding the sun. In spring and summer, please be sure to stay on the paths through the dunes so as not to disturb the birds while they are rearing.
This beach is pure magic. White sand as far as the eye can see, rabbits, birds, marine life and military jets! If you visit, check out the church ruins, the rock pools, climbed the dunes and walk to the point of Balnakeil! ❤️
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