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.
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  • What a beautiful beach! The surrounding area is beautiful too. The beach is long, and perfect for kids playing, dog walking, kite flying etc. Simply stunning. Due to its size you will certainly get so...  more »
  • Beautiful beach of white sand. Uncrowded and unspoilt. Really lovely spot to visit. Nothing else to say - just go!  more »
  • Fantastic time walking along this beach and then up on to grass to walk along the headland. Glorious and good for the soul!  more »