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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  • What a stunning sight this beach was as you come over the brow of the hill. The white shell beach is amazing. It's an easy walk from the car park to the beach and even if it was trickier it would have...  more »
  • One of the best short walks on the Isle Of Skye, on a good day it's quite amazing - maybe not up to Caribbean standards or Great Barrier Reef but then this is Scotland - so give a little leeway please...  more »
  • i honestly can't believe anybody would be disappointed in this place regardless of where they are from or beaches they had seen . It is one of the most beautiful un spoiled beaches i have ever been to...  more »
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  • 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.
  • One of the most beautiful places I've ever been!
  • Stunning beach.. Never seen anything like it

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Where to stay in Isle of Skye

If you have a car, you can stay almost anywhere on Isle of Skye and still be able to access the major highlights on a day trip. The main town of Portree offers the widest range of options, with a host of bed and breakfasts and inns offering cozy rooms in well-restored old houses. There, you'll enjoy views over Loch Portree and convenient access to any number of pubs and restaurants in town. For something a bit quieter, consider the coastal town of Dunvegan. If visiting during the warmer months--between June and September--reserve your room in advance.
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