Clachtoll beach

View map of beach Parking available Scottish Coastal Path Dog friendly

Season: summer

There’s a discreet, family-friendly campsite and holiday cottage nestled behind the dunes at Clachtoll beach, enabling longer stays than a day visit.  On this occasion, my arrival 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.

Summer visit photo gallery


What the beach means to Guy.


A Highland beach in summer.

Season: summer

Clachtoll beach is located north west of Lochinver like Achmelvich, but further out on the Assynt peninsula 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 feels unspoilt and natural, there is a convenient static caravan park nearby.  The whole Assynt peninsula is a tonic for any traveller, giving a wonderful sense of space and detachment away from the hurly burly of modern life.

Summer visit photo gallery


Jim’s times on this beach.


A view from the dunes at Clachtoll.


Beside the sea.

One thought on “Clachtoll beach

  1. Jane

    It’s my paradise for two weeks every year, but it’s always with me at home or wherever else I am. It’s heaven to me.


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