A walk in along a bleak moorland track is amply rewarded when the fabulous views of Sandwood Bay come into view, perhaps the most beautiful beach in Britain. Spend time exploring the mile of golden sand and dunes, with rocky cliffs and a giant sea stack to complete the scene. Despite its popularity, Sandwood Bay never seems busy as the beach is big enough to absorb the visitors.

A walk in along a bleak moorland track is amply rewarded when the fabulous views of Sandwood Bay come into view, perhaps the most beautiful beach in Britain. Spend time exploring the mile of golden sand and dunes, with rocky cliffs and a giant sea stack to complete the scene. Despite its popularity, Sandwood Bay never seems busy as the beach is big enough to absorb the visitors.

Am Buachaille is a sea stack, or vertical rock formation composed of Torridonian Sandstone, near Sandwood Bay in the Scottish county of Sutherland.

Am Buachaille is a sea stack, or vertical rock formation composed of Torridonian Sandstone, near Sandwood Bay in the Scottish county of Sutherland.

breaking waves at Sandwood Bay

Breaking waves at Sandwood Bay, Am Buachaille

Spot a mermaid. Mystery hangs over Sandwood Bay, the most remote beach in Britain, like sea mist. Inaccessible save for a four mile hike over a bog from a deserted car park, this is where, in the 19th Century, the last mermaid sighting in Britain was recorded. If you fail to commune with any merfolk, check out the stunning sea stacks off the Sutherland coast.

Sandwood Bay, west coast of Scotland. A beautiful, secluded beach in a wonderful part of the world.

A walk in along a bleak moorland track is amply rewarded when the fabulous views of Sandwood Bay come into view, perhaps the most beautiful beach in Britain. Spend time exploring the mile of golden sand and dunes, with rocky cliffs and a giant sea stack to complete the scene. Despite its popularity, Sandwood Bay never seems busy as the beach is big enough to absorb the visitors.

A walk in along a bleak moorland track is amply rewarded when the fabulous views of Sandwood Bay come into view, perhaps the most beautiful beach in Britain. Spend time exploring the mile of golden sand and dunes, with rocky cliffs and a giant sea stack to complete the scene. Despite its popularity, Sandwood Bay never seems busy as the beach is big enough to absorb the visitors.

Sandwood Bay, Sutherland, Scotland

walked to this amazing of the beaten track bay miles there and back before lunch .

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Rhiconich to Sandwood Bay (Walkhighlands) Cape Wrath Trail (Like NoWhere Else on Earth)

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