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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." Make Claigan Coral Beach a centerpiece of your Isle of Skye vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Isle of Skye vacation builder.
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  • You pull into a small car about a 5 minute drive past Dunvegan Castle. From there you walk a well laid out path to a small coral beach, keep on walking over the hill between a large dry stone dyke. At...  more »
  • A nice easy walk to the beach. I'll warn you, the beach is not huge, but it's nice and we went early on a February morning so it was pretty quiet. Hopefully you'll have it to yourselves too.  more »
  • A must if you go through the Isle of Skye. Away from the tourists and the crowd, a trail along the coast with views to take your breath away. Allow approximately 1 hour's walk back and forth, but the course is truly open to all.
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