Clachtoll beach

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Season: summer

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 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 rockpools where I did my interview.

Summer visit photo gallery


What the beach means to Guy.


A Highland beach in summer.

Season: summer

Clachtoll beach, 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, away from the hurly burly of modern life.

Summer visit photo gallery


Jim’s history on this beach.


A view from the dunes at Clachtoll beach.


Beside the sea at Clachtoll.

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