Balnakeil Beach, Durness
(4.8/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Enjoy wide sandy beaches and clear blue ocean at Balnakeil Beach. You'll have the opportunity to look out on views of the surrounding mountains and Cape Wrath, or walk the large dunes behind the shoreline. The beach is situated close to a Royal Air Force base, so keep your eyes open for fighter jets doing training runs. Add Balnakeil Beach to your Durness travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Durness vacation generator.
Create a full Durness itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Durness

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Durness by other users

32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 30 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA April, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful beach of white sand. Uncrowded and unspoilt. Really lovely spot to visit. Nothing else to say - just go! 
  • Fantastic time walking along this beach and then up on to grass to walk along the headland. Glorious and good for the soul! 
  • Great walking here; a stunning beach with lots of interesting sand dunes surrounding it. We saw several interesting sea birds, seals and an otter. You can walk up to the MOD site - interesting when th...  more »