Clashnessie Falls were in spate after recent heavy rainfall, but conditions were benign for this early morning return to manonabeach’s most northerly mainland beach, here on the Assynt peninsula. Also known as Red Beach, there is indeed and ochre tinge to the sands, particularly on the main strand, more so than round the corner at low tide. If you drive past the beach and look back, the turquoise sea and the ancient setting here are spectacular as you look back and it’s well worth walking along to enjoy the falls, above the burn which leads over the beach to the sea.
Alan and Fiona, by Clashnessie beach on Assynt.
The scene at Clashnessie.
Clashnessie is one of three stunning beaches from the series on the Assynt peninsula. It is located beside Clashnessie Bay, on the sheltered northern side of the peninsula. As a bathing proposition, it is safe for all the family and has clean sand. A nearby attraction is Clasnessie Falls, just over a mile upstream, accessed via a footpath from the bay, alongside the burn. There is a 15 metre fall for the water, at this point. Highly recommended.
Behind the Red Beach at Clashnessie.
Another view of the beach.