Balnakeil Beach, Durness

4.9
#4 of 11 in Beaches in Caithness and Sutherland
Beach Nature / Park
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.
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  • Long swathes of sandy beach backed by extensive sand dunes. Don't stop after the first beach - go beyond the first headland and scramble down to the second and more beautiful beach. At the end scrambl...  more »
  • We were staying in a cottage nearby and we had an evening stroll down to this beach most nights of our stay. On the last two nights we had the most glorious sunsets. We took our cameras down and we we...  more »
  • Remarkable Beauty - I do not want to say anything else, the wind blows the clouds and every other photo is different from the previous- just to memorize the beauty!  more »

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