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Balnakeil Beach, Durness
Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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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This place is lovely. The stretch of the beach is very walkable. You can often see the dolphins dancing at sunset. There is a small island with a dip in it that was and I think still used by the army ... read more »
Start from the end of the road at Balnakeil and walk out across the beach. Then follow the mod road through the sand dunes to Farraid Head. Lovely views out to sea and back across the beautiful beach.
we visited on a lovely sunny October day and walked the length of the beach and followed the path at the other side to discover sand dunes, hidden coves and beaches, it was so picturesque and interest... read more »
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