Balnakeil Beach, Durness

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Enjoy wide sandy beaches and clear blue ocean at Balnakeil Beach. You'll have the opportunity to look out on views of the surrounding mountains and Cape Wrath, or walk the large dunes behind the shoreline. The beach is situated close to a Royal Air Force base, so keep your eyes open for fighter jets doing training runs. Add Balnakeil Beach to your Durness travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Durness visit website.
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  • We visited Balnakeil beach after visiting nearby Smoo Cave. We managed to park in our campervan. It was lovely and calming. We found some Chert which my son loved as we’d just learnt about this rock.....  more
    We visited Balnakeil beach after visiting nearby Smoo Cave. We managed to park in our campervan. It was lovely and calming. We found some Chert which my son loved as we’d just learnt about this rock.....  more »
  • My favourite beach in durness this is. The sands were golden and the sea was turquoise. Just like the carribean. 
    My favourite beach in durness this is. The sands were golden and the sea was turquoise. Just like the carribean.  more »
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  • Lovely beach, really cool how it’s both a military training area, with them bombarding it with bombs, and also an area of outstanding natural beauty. Well worth a stop off if going past.
  • My favourite beach on the north coast. I stayed for three days. Walk all the way to the north end to see puffins and cormorants fishing from the cliffs. Magical.

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