Believe it or not - Scottish beaches are as good as anywhere in Europe

Beaches are not the first thing that most people think of when they book a holiday at the Loch Shin Glamping Pods.


Rugged scenery, clean air and warm hospitality…certainly.


But the Scottish Highlands are not renowned for the type of sandy settings that attract millions of visitors to Europe’s top resorts.




Tucked away along the coastline are some hidden gems – stunning beaches that rival those found in more tropical destinations.


If you are coming to stay with us at the Loch Shin Pods this year, we just wanted to mark your card that the following five stunning beaches are all well within reach.


First on our list is Sango Sands Beach in Durness, located on the north coast of Scotland. This expansive stretch of golden sand is framed by dramatic cliffs and crystal-clear turquoise waters. With its remote location and breathtaking scenery, Sango Sands Beach offers a peaceful retreat where visitors can relax and soak in the beauty of nature.


Next, we have Achmelvich Beach, also situated on the north coast near Lochinver. Renowned for its pristine white sands and azure blue waters, Achmelvich Beach is a paradise for beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts alike. Whether you're sunbathing on the shore or kayaking in the tranquil bay, this idyllic beach is sure to leave a lasting impression.


Moving further south, we come to Gruinard Bay Beach near the village of Laide. Nestled amidst rugged cliffs and rolling hills, Gruinard Bay Beach is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. With its sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and unspoiled natural beauty, this secluded beach is the perfect destination for a peaceful escape.


Continuing our journey, we arrive at Camusdarach Beach on the west coast near Arisaig. Camusdarach Beach boasts soft white sands, clear blue waters, and breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains and islands. Whether you're taking a leisurely stroll along the shore or picnicking on the sand dunes, this stunning beach is sure to enchant visitors of all ages.


Last but not least, we have Sandwood Bay Beach – a remote and unspoiled gem located in the far northwest of Scotland. Accessible only by foot, this pristine beach is well worth the journey. With its towering sea stacks, dramatic cliffs, and wild coastal scenery, Sandwood Bay Beach offers a truly unforgettable experience for those willing to venture off the beaten path.


So pack your sunscreen, grab your camera, and tell your friends that you are going to some of the most stunning beaches in Europe… in the Scottish Highlands! They will need to see your pictures to believe you!


READ MORE: The wonders of glamping in the Scottish Highlands.




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