Sands of Luce

Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available SSSI Dog friendly Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming

Season: autumn

Also known as Luce Bay or Luce Sands, this is an iconic Scottish beach, often included in “best beaches…” listings.  There are acres of space at the eastern end and the bay is designated a Special Area for Conservation (SAC) for its dune, seashore and seabed habitats.  Wildlife watching is popular here, both maritime and land-based.  With over three miles of sand visible at low tide, this is truly an escape to unspoilt nature.  Highly recommended.

Autumn visit photo gallery


What the beach means to Lorna.


The scene at Sandhead, by Luce Bay.