Balnakeil Bay, Durness

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Where rolling meadows meet rugged, rocky beach you'll find Balnakeil Bay, the western side of the Faraid Head headland dominated by sandy beaches and dunes. You'll find Balknakeil House, an 18th-century summer home, watching over the peaceful beach. The bay houses the ruins of Durness Old Church. Meander through what's left of the ivy-clad church, including the eerie graveyard that bears some famous names. Walk the wide sandy shores and listen to the waves crash against the rock. Use our Durness vacation route planner to visit Balnakeil Bay on your trip to Durness, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Beautiful. Went for a few runs. Went in the sea in my wetsuit. Walked to Faraid Head. Stayed in the bothy there. Wish it was mine 
  • A wonderful place to walk and have cobwebs blown away. Space for children and dogs to run and let off steam. Interesting birds to be seen. A choice of walks around the head or simply walk on the beach...  more »
  • Magic place! Amazing Beach! too bad the time available was little, the Gale made the walk very funny ...
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