There’s a discreet, family-friendly campsite and holiday cottage nestled behind the dunes at Clachtoll beach, providing all the facilities you’ll need for more than a day visit. On this occasion, my visit coincided with the Scottish schools’ summer holidays and a piper played in the dunes at the end of the day. It was a moving experience, which you can hear on both films, below. The beach is unspoilt and spectacular, with fine, powdery sand and a turquoise sea, which you can enjoy from the rock pools where I did my interview.
What the beach means to Guy.
A Highland beach in summer.
Clachtoll is one of three stunning beaches from the manonabeach series on the Assynt peninsula. Like Achmelvich, it is located north west of Lochinver, but further out, towards Point of Stoer. This is a white sand and shell beach, in a rocky and rugged setting, with a feature called the Split Rock. Although it is unspoilt and natural, there is a convenient static caravan park nearby. The whole Assynt peninsula is a tonic for any traveler, giving a wonderful sense of space and detachment from the hurly burly of modern life.
Jim’s history on this beach.
A view from the dunes at Clachtoll beach.
Beside the sea at Clachtoll.