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Sandwood Bay

  • Kinlochbervie
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 9+
  • Beaches

Attraction Information

Sandwood Bay
You have to trek 4 miles from Blairmore along a rough inland track with no sign of sand nor sea until you reach the top of the steepest ridge, then the mile long dune backed bay of pinkish sands opens up before you, flanked by pretty cliffs at either end. This place isn't for tourists so much as explorers, who will be rewarded with a stunning coastal wilderness perfect for photography and adventure!
Huge Atlantic rollers crash onto the shore here making this a popular spot for surfing, though there is no lifeguard cover and family swimming is not recommended due to a dangerously strong undertow.
The weblink is for a geopark touring company operating nearby with some tourist information.
The address given is by necessity for the local tourist information point, so please be aware of the significant distance between this and the beach itself and plan your journey independently.

Opening hours

No lifeguard cover at any time. Dogs welcome all year.


Beach free to use. Nearest parking is four miles or so from the beach, may charge.

Travel & Contact Information


, Kinlochbervie, The Highlands, IV27 4RR, Scotland

Phone number

01971 511756



Click here to visit Sandwood Bay's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Sandwood Bay has not told us about their dining options.

No, Sandwood Bay is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Sandwood Bay have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Sandwood Bay has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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