I know that Mellon Udrigle has remained unspoilt for over 50 years, but I imagine that it has looked this way for a lot longer. There’s a primeval feel here, with a granite backdrop and islands visible out to sea. A river runs to the sea, so it’s a fine beach for families with young children. The flat surface makes this a popular launch site for kayaks too. In short, there’s something for every lover of the natural world here at Mellon Udrigle.
An personal perspective from Chris.
What the beach means to Ray.
Behind Mellon Udrigle’s beautiful beach.
Mild weather greeted me for this summer trip to Mellon Udrigle. The powdery white sand in front of the dunes carried the footprints of both children on holiday and watersports enthusiasts, kayaking in the bay. There’s a timeless backdrop here, with odd houses scattered behind the macchair, resonating with the indigenous crofting tradition in these parts. Children slid down the dunes at the back of the beach, as they must have done for generations. A special place indeed.
Neil, Kathleen, Calum and Duncan, at the beach.
On the beach at Mellon Udrigle.
The beach at Mellon Udrigle is isolated, unspoilt and placed in an inspirational setting. It faces north west, in the lea of the prevailing winds and has steep dunes behind a white strand of beach. There are spectacular views, via Gruinard Island and the Summer Isles, across to the hills of Assynt and Sutherland. This is a special place, unchanged through time and highly recommended.
A sense of well-being, afforded by the beach.
A view from behind the beach on a stormy day.
By a river that runs to the sea, across the beach at Mellon Udrigle.