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  • oldbloke
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    Sandwood Bay, Mellon Udrigle, Bettyhill, several around Arisaig, Tentsmuir as some starters but there’ll be plenty more I’m sure someone else will suggest in a minute

    thegreatape
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    Sanna Bay. Like Arisaig/Silversands without the riffraff.

    Houns
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    Thanks, keep them coming, shall check them out later when not on phone

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    how close to civilisation do you need / want to be?

    plethora of lovely beaches along the Moray Firth, stretching from Nairn / Culbin, then from mouth of Findhorn you have Findhorn, Roseisle, along to Lossiemouth (two), Kingston & Spey Bey at the mouth of the Spey..

    Houns
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    We are heading up to Speyside for the first few days so will check those out, then after that? Where the road takes us

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    Speyside — several forum members in that area Houns. Plenty to do within Speyside itself, then head coastwards for variety.

    But for scale of beaches, beyond the Moray Firth, would second the Arisaig / Poolewe / Aultbea / Gairloch suggestions..

    Alcopop
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    Just back from a week in Tighnabruaich this was taken last Friday at Ostell bay 5 miles along the coast
    lovely clean beach and warm…ish sea
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    Shhhh you lot. There aren’t any, nope, none at all.

    If you can bear to go to Mull on the ferry then Calgary bay is good. Arisaig is nice but the best bits are accessed by sea kayak, there’s a stunning location round the headland to the south of there where I’ve stopped overnight. Sanna is stunning with the right weather. Ardtoe and the beach on the other side of Kentra bay aren’t bad either.

    Not really a beach but loch Coruisk is about my favourite place in the UK and the beach at the end of Glen brittle are good too.

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    If you can bear to go to Mull on the ferry then Calgary bay is good.

    indeed it it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    kcal – Member
    Speyside — several forum members in that area Houns.

    Aye, he may even make it to the wedding, if he doesn’t get teh fakes ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜†

    jekkyl
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    *remembering an episode of ‘naked video’ featuring a company making a film promoting scottish beaches, a group of people in dressing gowns on a beach shivering, being shouted at to get out of dressing gowns and start enjoying themselves, which they do, throwing a beach ball about shouting happily. Then when cameras turn off they run back to their dressing gowns shivering*

    slowoldgit
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    Culbin.

    And Cornwall, it’s nearer.

    Houns
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    …….. Without having to catch a Ferry/Plane?

    Off up North for a few days from tomorrow, want to find a gorgeous beach or two. I know the Hebrides have stunning beaches but I’m after some that are on the mainland

    Ta!

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    @swavis — ah, penny drops. He’s here *for* a particular wedding, eh?

    naked video, blimey that’s going back!! Mason Boyne, Siadwell..

    Houns
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    Lots to go on here, great stuff

    Ai, I shall be at the wedding of the year

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    ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Back on topic, Culbin really is lovely, as is Sandend along the coast although a lot smaller but very picturesque.

    jp-t853
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    oldbloke – Member

    Sandwood Bay, Mellon Udrigle, Bettyhill, several around Arisaig, Tentsmuir as some starters but there’ll be plenty more I’m sure someone else will suggest in a minute

    Some great suggestions here. My all time favourite is East Strathy near Thurso, huge, remote and deserted.

    There is a beach near Gairloch which is lovely Red Point I think

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Speyside? Then go to Lossie – two beaches…and one looks like this…

    If you want nice area/surroundings and beach, head West coast

    peterfile
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    Surprised no one has suggested Achmelvich already.

    Admittedly, I prefer it in winter when you can have it to yourself.

    As above, Sanna is great, but the drive is a pain at this time of year. 68 mile round trip on that singleroad when everything is overgrown is slow progress…it’s really difficult to see what’s coming. I’ve got a great wee camp spot at Sanna that isn’t immediately obvious but is almost perfect. Email me if you want details.

    gwaelod
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    Speyside? Then go to Lossie – two beaches…and one looks like this…

    Lovely…are the Tornados still screaming overhead on approach every 5 mins
    or is it all Typhoons now?
    ๐Ÿ˜‰

    johni
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    Another vote for Arisaig.

    jp-t853
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    gwaelod – Member

    Speyside? Then go to Lossie – two beaches…and one looks like this…

    Lovely…are the Tornados still screaming overhead on approach every 5 mins

    If you tie a visit in with the Lossiemouth armed forces day you will be able to see the a Typhoon do a display that just confounds all laws of physics. The best day you could ever have on a beach.

    user-removed
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    That beach at Glen Brittle a few weeks ago…

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    Lovely…are the Tornados still screaming overhead on approach every 5 mins
    or is it all Typhoons now?

    Typhoons were there in June.
    And I refer you to:

    matt_outandabout – Member
    If you want nice area/surroundings and beach, head West coast

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    stevious
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    If you find yourself in NW Scotland on a sunny day and aren’t filled with joy then you are DEAD INSIDE.

    The beaches up between Lochinver and Stoer are ok.

    scuttler
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    Rua Reidh – proper hard to get to.

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    Another vote for Sanna, below, or the one a few miles up from Applecross.

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    Nobeerinthefridge – LOL!

    Guess I’m the only (semi)local! I’d have to say that Helensburgh shades it over Dumbarton if I’m really going local…

    That said, I’ve had some really nice evenings bouldering at Dumbarton rock, looking out to sea. Just don’t look anywhere else!

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    seilebost beach amazing place

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    Haven’t been to all those mentioned but my favourite’s sango bay, up durness way… Beautiful location, beach itself is lovely, it’s got tons of interesting rocks and stuff. Slightly cold atlantic coast water mind!

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/64/Sango_Bay_-_Durness.jpg

    Only thing it lacks is a bunch of streams for me to build dams across.

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    Lovely…are the Tornados still screaming overhead on approach every 5 mins
    or is it all Typhoons now?

    The typhoons have been fitted with silencers…. They make less noise than a butterfly

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    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2MADey]Camusdarach Beach[/url] by rich_4711, on Flickr

    great thread ! subscribed.

    rs
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    Achmelvich was the first one that came to mind for me, doesn’t get much better than that.

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    All the best ones have been mentioned I think.

    Arisaig (along with Camusdarach and Morar), Sanna, Achmelvich and Sandwood are the stand-outs. The latter is made extra special by the wee bit of extra effort required to get there.

    For something a bit different, there is also the coral beach on Skye.

    yetidave
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    Sanna, Calgary (can get a bit busy) or there is a lovely one to the south of Tarbert Loch Fyne, on the way to Cambletown.

    oldbloke
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    I’d forgotten Achnahaird Bay. Great topic for planning a trip down memory lane.

    jp-t853
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    oldbloke – Member
    I’d forgotten Achnahaird Bay. Great topic for planning a trip down memory lane.

    The campsite was great and ยฃ6 a night too

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