Achmelvich Beach, Lochinver

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Achmelvich Beach, a small bay of fine white sand and turqouise water, sits nestled among the characteristic moorland and rocks of the northern highlands. Don't let the beach's Mediterranean appearance fool you, however, as the water stays cold and bracing even with the sun shining. Experience the waves on water skis or a windsurf board, or kayak along the rugged coastline. Fishermen will find the waters teem with fish, and hikers will find plenty of walks and climbs in the surrounding area. Nearby camping and caravan spots make a great base for a holiday in the area and provide basic amenities. Arrange to visit Achmelvich Beach and other attractions in Lochinver using our Lochinver trip itinerary planner .
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  • We travelled quite a way to visit this beach and it didn't disappoint. It was the most beautiful, cloudless February day and the colour of the sea took my breath away. We almost had the beach complete...  more »
  • We visited as a family of 15 from a 2 year old through to those in their 50s. What a stunning place! Even in the depths of winter we loved it, the colours of the sea are amazing. It is well worth head...  more »
  • Beautiful beach. Quite middle of nowhere, single track roads. Worth of visiting. Wonderful sandy beach.  more »
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