Fodor's Expert Review Sandwood Bay

Durness Beach–Sight
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The very definition of off the beaten path, Sandwood Bay is one of Scotland's most spectacular—and most isolated—beaches. The only way to reach it is to walk 4 miles each way across sheep fields and sand dunes. It's a lovely, fairly easy walk, which may just end with you having a long, sandy beach, with its dramatic sea stack Am Buachaille, all to yourself. To get here turn off the A838 onto the B801 at Rhiconich (14 miles southwest of Durness), then turn off at Kinlochbervie to Balchrick. Just before you reach the latter, look for a tiny white sign to "Sandwood," then follow this single-track lane to its end, where you can park and start walking. Amenities: parking (no fee). Best for: solitude; walking.
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Durness, Highland  IV27 4RU, Scotland

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