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Wonderful beach in autumn sunshine

Durness is about as far north as you can go on the mainland. It is about 20 minutes walk from the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chris M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Caribbean on the north coast 500

On a sunny day not to be missed take your lunch with you and just chill out, the only noises are... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Durness is about as far north as you can go on the mainland. It is about 20 minutes walk from the bus stop, down past the Craft Village, to Balnakeil Bay. A wonderful walk across the beach, out to Faraid Head. And an interesting, if...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2018

On a sunny day not to be missed take your lunch with you and just chill out, the only noises are the moos of the cattle that come down from the hills to drink at the burn, great walking around the sand dunes and it's...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2018

With its old church, great wildlife and fabulous views, Balnakeil Bay is rather lovely. Add the stunning sandy beach and bright blue sea and it all becomes rather special.

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We visited the old church and graveyard then went for a walk along the beach to the RAF control tower. Lovely hidden coves and beaches with amazing views.

Thank donnie633
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Just park your car near the golf are and wander off, along the beach and back via the moorlands or vice versa. From Balnakeil Bay you can have some wonderful sunsets.

Thank Huurman1968
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

A fantastic walk in a beautiful location. Watched sand martins, gannets, golden eagle, black cows on the beach! Wild flowers beautiful.

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Great beach and walk but beware of changing conditions -particularly wind which can make return journey a lot longer. You might also meet the resident cattle who appear prone to a wander along the beach of an afternoon - quite surreal!

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Windforce 7 and just 12 degrees, but we had a wonderful (and frequently sunny) time exploring beach and wildlife.

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Just nature at its best. It’s a good job cameras are digital these days. A photographers dream. Perfect for walks with the pooch or just to blow away the cobwebs or walk off the Haggis 😜

Thank pugly
Reviewed 29 April 2018

The Balnakeil Bay is just fantastic, especially good weather which we had when we recently walked the coastal path there. We walked from Durness via the Aodann Path and then round the bay and continued along the cliff top path with wonderful views out over...More

Thank profjoypc
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Response from Wendy M | Reviewed this property |
Head for Balnakiel village and Cocoa Mountain - can't go wrong - its a right turn from Durness