Arisaig sits on the West Highland Railway line, between Fort William and Mallaig. It’s one of the most attractive train lines in the country and features the steam train “The Jacobite”, so this is a great way to access the village and its beaches, although the “road to the Isles” is also stunningly scenic. Arisaig is at the southerly end of a string of idyllic beaches that run down from south of Mallaig. From here, the Sound of Arisaig is a popular sea kayaking destination, with safe water and access to the many islands and skerries, as well as offering a chance to spot dolphins, basking sharks and the occasional minke whale. In short, it’s a wildlife treasure trove.
Different uses for the beach and where it leads.
The tranquility of Arisaig in the morning.