Balnakeil Bay, Durness

4.8
#4 of 12 in Nature in Caithness and Sutherland
Where rolling meadows meet rugged, rocky beach you'll find Balnakeil Bay, the western side of the Faraid Head headland dominated by sandy beaches and dunes. You'll find Balknakeil House, an 18th-century summer home, watching over the peaceful beach. The bay houses the ruins of Durness Old Church. Meander through what's left of the ivy-clad church, including the eerie graveyard that bears some famous names. Walk the wide sandy shores and listen to the waves crash against the rock. Put Balnakeil Bay and other Durness attractions into our Durness online trip itinerary builder , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The first time we walked on this beach, in 1992, there were cows loathe. Since then, we have returned almost every year, the "house" at the beginning of the beach has changed a little, it looks easier to live in. The cemetery is beautiful. The proximity to the campsite and the "craft village" and its wonderful hot chocolate are also of undeniable attraction. We're going back in a month...
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  • This beach is absolutely glorious but given the weather in Scotland is it enough to simply look pretty?  more »
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