The Beaches of the West Highland Peninsulas

Images on this page courtesy of Steven Marshall Photography

The West Highland Peninsulas has around 230 miles of contrasting coastline, so you will never be further than stone’s throw away from a one of our pristine beaches where you can go for a daytime stroll or just sit and take in that breath-taking sunrise or that perfect sunset.

View of Sanna Bay | Courtesy of Steven Marshall Photography -

The variation in coastal scenery makes the area unique. From the pebble laden shores of Loch Linnhe with views encapsulating Ben Nevis and Glencoe, round to the white glistening sands at Glenuig and Roshven looking over to the small isles. Your own perfect beach for rock-pooling, swimming, canoeing, bird watching and photography....or just simply taking a deep breath is just around the next corner.

Arguably and often voted one of Scotland’s top beaches, Sanna Bay with its white shell sand and turquoise sea, is situated near the most westerly point in mainland Britain - and it’s a must for most visitors. Or why not explore the ruins of Castle Tioram reached only by a sandbar. Alternatively capture the early summer machair full of colour after an enjoyable walk to Smirisary Beach or listen to the famous Singing Sands under your feet on the North shore of the peninsula.

Romance, Wildlife, History and Adventure all await you on our incredible coastline. The hard part will be deciding which Beach to visit first.

Beach at Portuairk | Courtesy of Steven Marshall Photography -