Amazing Yet Seldom Visited Scottish Beaches
Inspired to visit Scottish beaches? Endless pure white sand. Intricate, winding coastline. Abundant and thriving wildlife. Scottish beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world.
Wilderness Guide, Tim Francis has spent his life roaming the coasts of Scotland and the UK. Each Scottish beach has its own charm and character. Here he shares his favourite 5 Scottish beaches that are often overlooked.
When arriving at one of our amazing beaches I’ve overheard many similar conversations. “Wow, this is amazing, you could be standing in the Caribbean/Indian Ocean etc”.
“In Scotland we have beaches for everyone. Get eye to eye with dolphins. Surf and dive. Search for fossils or discover the delights of rock pools. Crunch on a coral beach and take a step back in time to discover an explosive geological past.”
Revisit our ancestors at archaeological sites from thousands of years ago. Start your Highland beach odyssey on a plane! Here in Scotland we can fly on one of the worlds few scheduled flights that lands on a beach!
Simple, immediate, remote, untouched and unpopulated beauty. These are what grasps my heart strings. The beach, a place of art, poetry and inspiration. A place for isolation and for sharing.
I’ve decided to bypass the iconic and over-photographed Scottish beaches. Such as the remote Sandwood Bay in the North West Highlands, or Uig Sands, Lewis – home to the Lewis Chessmen. I’ve even left out the picture-postcard sands of Luskentyre, Harris. Instead, in my top 5 I’ve included the places that inspire me and have my mind returning again and again.