Sandwood Bay Beach, Kinlochbervie

#6 of 16 in Beaches in Caithness and Sutherland
Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
Shrouded in legends of mermaids and ghost sailors, Sandwood Bay Beach sits against the backdrop of large sand dunes and gently rolling moorland, with nearly 2.4 km (1.5 mi) of wide pink sand flanked by rocky cliffs and a giant sea stack. Prepare to trek a bleak but well-trodden path through a freshwater loch to get to this remote bay. Spend time exploring dunes, searching for shipwrecks buried in the sand, or simply sitting on a rock and watching the sea. Arrange your visit to Sandwood Bay Beach and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kinlochbervie using our Kinlochbervie trip website.
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  • One of my favourite beaches on the NC500 and I have been a few times now. There is a 4 mile hike from the car parking area to get to the bay but it is well worth it. The trail is straightforward to...  more »
  • Better beaches are available in the Highlands so I am not quite sure why it's so hyped. It's very attractive but apart from the sea stack and a great view of a White Tailed Eagle it's not...  more »
  • A truly wonderful place. Beautiful beach and crystal clear waters, with the setting sun warming your face; can't beat it. Easy enough 4 mile walk in...take a midge net.
  • Such a pristine beach, turquoise sea, I just loved it. We camped there for one night right on the beach, away from the midges. Walked to the cliff the next morning, could see the rock from the top. A bit difficult to get to the bottom as there is no way, we scramble down but had to come back because the the tide came in so fast😊

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