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.
What the beach means to Guy.
A Highland beach in 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.
Jim’s times on this beach.
A view from the dunes at Clachtoll.
Beside the sea.