Glen Brittle beach

Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available SSSI Dog friendly

Season: summer

The beach at Glen Brittle is in an isolated spot, at the end of a long, winding lane on the west side of Skye.  The beach is wide, but has prominent headlands at both sides.  Try a craggy walk out from behind the campsite shop and you’ll be rewarded with wonderful views back to the beach and valley.  Kayaks are often seen here, as the flat surface is ideal for arrival and departure out to sea.  It’s a midge haven, so pack your Avon Stay So Soft.

Summer visit photo gallery


Lizzie’s eulogy to the beach.


What the beach means to James.


A fine day at Glenbrittle.

Season: summer

This is one of the most attractive beaches in Skye, sitting at the head of Loch Brittle.  Attended by an excellent camp site, with car parking right by the beach, it has spectacular waterfalls on its headland, tumbling down from the foothills of the nearby Cuillin Hills.  There’s a shop for basic items and the beach is large enough to allow a private stroll, despite its popularity.  The beach is favoured by kite surfers, due to its relatively expansive proportions.

Summer visit photo gallery


Angela’s reflections on the beach.


The scene by the beach, as a weather front moves in.

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