Balnakeil Beach, Durness

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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 visit website .
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  • One of our favourite beaches in the Highlands. Turquoise sea and yellow sand, like on a film set. Even blue skies.  more »
  • What a place to see only pity was , could not find anywhere to stay , a real pity but unless you pre book could not find a hotel anywhere near  more »
  • We arrived from our walk around the head and through the sand dunes to be confronted by the sea and the tide was in with a strong wind. It reminded me of an oil painting slightly surreal with the ligh...  more »

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Where to stay in Durness

Many visitors choose a well-positioned campsite to get great views of the coastline, while others stay in the local hostel, housed in refurbished military buildings. Some hotels with attached restaurants serve as welcoming places to stay for those with slightly bigger budgets.
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