Claigan Coral Beach, Isle of Skye

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At Claigan Coral Beach, what seems to be bright white sand or coral is actually small bits of sun-bleached algae that makes up a stunning shoreline. Located on the Isle of Skye near the Dunvegan Castle, this alluring beach is rarely crowded, as it's a bit off the beaten path. The beach lends itself to long, leisurely strolls, so take your time wending your way down its rugged coast. You could also extend your visit by exploring the other beaches here, which locals call "wee gems." To visit Claigan Coral Beach on your trip to Isle of Skye, use our Isle of Skye day trip site .
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  • No car parking to parallel parking on street. When weather is nice, and I was thinking time during summer. In addition, better wait until when you have to Park quite a distance from the actual Coral Beach, wind and rain is strong and firm waterproof raincoat with nice. I went thought to be safe, I drizzled the windy, taking a shower soaked as now. Coral Beach itself is felt to a very narrow and so unusual. You'll be so inferior compared to the beaches of Okinawa?
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  • When other reviews say this beach is like a Caribbean Beach they do not lie as we have travelled all over the Caribbean and this is definitely on a par. The main difference is the attire you need when...  more »
  • It was a lovely place to visit - a lovely walk to reach it. Signs everywhere to keep your dogs on a lead, which I did not by everybody which is a shame. The colour of the sea is unforgettable. I went ...  more »
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  • Lovely white beach and views of Dunvegan Head, Waternish and the Outer Hebrides. Flowers in blooms in spring, birds and seals around. Walk further than the beach till the end of the land for a quiet place with spectacular views. At low tide, a causeway leads you to a little island... Be aware the tide rises fast! Be off on time!
  • Beautiful walk along the coast and to these lovely beaches. Dramatic coastline with many types of sea birds and views. Such an amazing place. A must place to go to if you're on the Isle of Skye.
  • Beautiful and picturesque walk,despite some fairly dramatic weather when we visited. The car park was adequate for a small number of cars but could get busy in nicer weather. *Note that Claigan is found by following the one track road past Dunvegan Castle for around 4 miles*
  • Really enjoyed the walk to this one of a kind beach. Clear water, bright green seaweed, and seal sightings. Spent hours combing through the coral sand.
  • Amazing walk, beautiful scenery
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