Balnakeil Bay, Durness

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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  • If you are visiting Scotland this is an absolute must. White sands, turquoise sea, sand dunes and normally a bit of a breeze! It is breathtakingly gorgeous.  more »
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