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The most beautiful beaches

Two long, sandy beaches await at Balnakiel Bay. The second beach is a 10-15 minute walk but is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Remote & Beautiful

If it was a little warmer you could be forgiven for thinking that you were in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Durness, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two long, sandy beaches await at Balnakiel Bay. The second beach is a 10-15 minute walk but is worth every step, simply stunning. Catch it when the sun is shining and you could be anywhere, white sand and a turquoise sea, beautiful 👍🏻

Thank beakenbauer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If it was a little warmer you could be forgiven for thinking that you were in the Caribbean! Really nice sandy beach, nice bay. We just loved the remoteness of it. Well worth visiting if you are close by.

Thank graham131
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Great walk and plenty of room for kids to run and enjoy themselves. I just enjoy the walking and the beautiful views. This is well worth a visit by the whole family or even on your own.

Thank Gail W
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Has that strange appearance of resembling a Caribbean beach (near white sand and blue / green sea) yet being in the North of Scotland !

Thank Mister J
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful. Went for a few runs. Went in the sea in my wetsuit. Walked to Faraid Head. Stayed in the bothy there. Wish it was mine

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 26 October 2016

A wonderful place to walk and have cobwebs blown away. Space for children and dogs to run and let off steam. Interesting birds to be seen. A choice of walks around the head or simply walk on the beach and chill

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Balnakeil Bay and Beach is a wonderful, peaceful and romantic place. My girlfriend and I did the walk to Faraid Head, which is about 2.6 miles to the military area and the same for the return. This walk is amazingly beautiful, since we first go...More

Thank Gustav160
Reviewed 9 August 2016

First visited in 1985 and returned in 2016 for first time in many years. Such a sense of freedom here with the ability to walk for miles and hardly see a soul. Afterwards a visit tio nearby Cocoa Mountain at Balnakeil Craft Village is highly...More

Thank moraybear
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Stop of for a quick leg stretch and history catch up, military history former RAF base as an early warning base. The beach at low tide is something else, only copied in the tropics! Stunning area to walk and have a leg stretch as well...More

Thank geordiefi0
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This beautiful bay is somewhere to just stop and take in the view. The Ideal place to recharge the batteries overlooking a fantastic beach. Walk, swim or just relax

Thank Charles M
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Response from Wendy M | Reviewed this property |
Head for Balnakiel village and Cocoa Mountain - can't go wrong - its a right turn from Durness