Balnakeil Beach
Balnakeil Beach
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Paul B
Chirnside Park, Australia590 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
At Durness Head West, towards Balnakel. At the end of the road is a modest carpark, an old church and a wonderful beach. Yiu can walk all the way across and through a nature reserve or just enjoy the beach itself. Worth the stop.
Written 14 June 2024
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Anthony m
Wardle, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Visted the area early January staying at the Bothy for 5 days, we were lucky with the weather and so we're able to do some wonderful and relaxing walks; along the beach up to Faraid head up to the fireing range look out post which gave great views and then the next day the walk around the bit of land on the opposite shore, which takes you past the golf course and continues for 9km eventually bring you back to the Bothy.
Now back home in Manchester and missing the peace and quiet and brilliant star filled sky's.
Written 16 January 2024
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Michael C
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This has to be one of the best beaches you will ever walk on in the UK.

The sweeping bay had a magnificent backdrop of sky on one side and rolling hills on the other. The walk around the top of the bay is magnificent as are the views if you choose to climb to the top of the hill.

There's also some shops to get supplies from in the village just close by.
Written 15 January 2024
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pboropixie
Peterborough, UK474 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This beach is beautiful. It's a vast expanse of white sand leading to clear, turquoise waters. It looks like it should be in the Caribbean. Beyond the beach, you can explore the sand dunes and other smaller bays.
Written 3 August 2023
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kjf_x
Carnoustie, UK2 048 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Really nice beach, parking right beside it. Nice for a peaceful walk and not too busy! 100% recommend and would definitely go back!
Written 28 June 2023
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ChrisPoole12
Leicester, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
We were very fortunate to visit on such a beautiful day. The beach is incredible with spectacular views over the turquoise waters. You can easily mistake it for the Mediterranean! Worth the visit to Durness alone.
Written 5 June 2023
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Anuj_Mithani
Mumbai, India4 350 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Stunning beach,a short walk (or quick drive, parking available) from Balnakeil Craft Village. A must visit while in / around Durness.
Written 5 June 2023
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Bandit-One
Lucerne, Switzerland10 043 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We've visited Durness a few years ago. But didn't really have time to look around. This time we brought a bit more time with.

Parked our car at the very pretty remains of the Balnakeil Church and then headed to the beach.

It was a windy, grey and rainy day. Sometimes the sun broke through though. Made a very nice, magical and eerie atmosphere. Despite the weather there were some visitors. A good number of the with dogs. So our Bulldog had fun meeting furry friends on this dog-friendly beach.

It is a beautiful beach. By the colour you feel like transported right into the caribbean. It's just a wee bit colder here.

A wide, very clean and fine sand beach. Backed by lovely dunes. Great for a walk. Nice to let your dog run free.

We followed the long beach to the northern end and planned on walking to the Faraid Head. There's a nice trail heading there. A pretty easy walk. But we only managed halfway.

The wind was incredibly strong that day. The sand blew in our faces and in our dogs. It was quite painful and didn't make sense to keep going that day. So we decided to head back... the rain did hit us a few minutes later back on the beach.

Nonetheless a wonderful place to visit. And maybe next time we'll get to the Faraid Head.
Written 17 December 2022
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TWal1
Canberra, Australia2 952 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
We enjoyed walking along the beach and admiring its beauty. The sand was white and the swell was not too great. We could see dark clouds in the distance and with rain threatening, we decided to cut our visit short. An unexpected find.
Written 17 October 2022
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PThomas1985
Stourbridge, UK366 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
I didn't realise you could walk to Balnakeil Beach from Durness, but you can, and it's quite easy going. You can stop off at the craft village (and Cocoa Mountain) on the way. It takes about 30 minutes in total. When you arrive, it is well worth. Stunning, white, sandy beach, and relatively quiet. I wish I had more time to walk the full length of the beach, and explore a little more
Written 11 October 2022
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