Balnakeil Bay, Durness

Categories: Bodies of Water, Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
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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  • Magic place! Amazing Beach! too bad the time available was little, the Gale made the walk very funny ...
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  • The beach is very nice and suitable for the bathroom, if not you are staggering. But the best photos are from the old cemetery, just above the Bay, with the ancient Church in ruins. It is a magical and quiet place, not very tourist by luck.
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  • Balnakeil Bay and Beach is a wonderful, peaceful and romantic place. My girlfriend and I did the walk to Faraid Head, which is about 2.6 miles to the military area and the same for the return. This wa...  read more »
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