Sango Bay

Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available Scottish Coastal Path Dog friendly

Season: summer

A lingering sea mist cleared in the afternoon, like curtains opening on the splendour of Sango Bay, just as I arrived for this re-visit.  In contrast to December’s stark beauty, on this occasion bare feet were the order of the day, with visitors paddling in the ebb tide.  There are dramatic cliffs and accessible dunes here, so there’s plenty of fun for all the family.  The beach is well supported by excellent facilities nearby and is a popular stopover along the North Coast 500 route.  Highly recommended.

Summer visit photo gallery


With Hanne, a regular visitor to this beach.


The mist clears at Sango Bay.

Season: winter

Also known as Sangomore, this is one of mainland Scotland’s most northerly beaches.   The easy access to the beach itself, including good parking, along with plenty of facilities at nearby Durness, makes this a popular destination.  The geography here is varied, featuring rocky outcrops and a vast sea cave (Smoo Cave) just to the east, plus white sand and the machair behind the dunes.  Surfing is manageable too and there are rocks and stacks to explore on the beach itself.  As a natural coastal playground, this is second to none.

Winter visit photo gallery


Above the beach in winter.

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