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Ceannabeinne is a candidate for the most beautiful beach in Sutherland at low tide, a bold claim but one supported by its grand setting.  There are sloping dunes on arrival, then mighty cliffs at the end and behind part of the strand.  Views out to sea are stunning and the sunken setting belies the nearby road, the other side of which is a handy car park.  Come to check it out for yourself – it will be worth it at any time of the year.  Magnificent.

Summer visit photo gallery


Eva and Rheinhart on their holidays.


…und in Deutsch.


A stunning vista at Ceannabeinne.

Season: winter

There is history all around Ceannabeinne beach.  Nearby are the remains of a monastery and a deserted village, then just over the hill is the historic 18th Century Rispond Harbour.  Visible out to sea is Eilean Hoan, the burial island.  The beach itself has pristine sand, with rocky outcrops and is easily accessed from the car park by the main road.  This is a must-stop place on any tour of North Scotland.

Winter visit photo gallery


Above Ceannabeinne beach in Sutherland.


By the sea in winter.


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