Sanna Bay

Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Scottish Coastal Path SSSI Dog friendly

Season: spring

I arrived early for this re-visit to Sanna Bay, at mainland Britain’s most westerly point.  The rising tide was halfway in over the white sand and not a soul was about, a timeless scene.  The geology is exceptional here, with grand volcanic granite hills leading down to course marram grass and white shell beaches, all along the edge of the bay.  You can catch a glimpse of the lighthouse at Ardnamurchan Point from the beach, watching over hazardous sailing waters and a magnificent vista. Highly recommended.

Spring visit photo gallery

 

An early morning scene, on half a tide at Sanna Bay.

Season: summer

Sitting on the shore of Loch Sunart, between Ardnamurchan Point and its lighthouse to the south and Sanna Point in the north, Sanna Bay is the most westerly bay in mainland Britain.  It’s an exquisite location for wildlife watching, featuring otters, sea eagles and pine martens, if you’re fortunate.  On a fine day, you can look across to the Small Isles of Eigg, Rhum, Muck and Canna. This is a spectacular oasis, an age away from the hustle and bustle of the city, another world and a fine place to re-balance and recharge your batteries.

Summer visit photo gallery

 

George’s succinct eulogy to the beach.

 

The ancient expanse of Sanna Bay, at low tide.

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