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Worth the Trek

There is no directional signage nor on-site to explain this very unusual shell beach but it is... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
lurganbob
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Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
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Nice day cracking photos

Tarbert is recommended to everyone. Lovely very peaceful and quiet town. The shell beaches can be... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Charlie M
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

There is no directional signage nor on-site to explain this very unusual shell beach but it is worth clambering through the scrub to find it and remark about how unusual it is. Internet search reveals the clam shells were originally dumped off shore by a...More

2  Thank lurganbob
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Tarbert is recommended to everyone. Lovely very peaceful and quiet town. The shell beaches can be found by turning left in to Tarbert, heading to Harbour st. Best way is to park up at the harbour/shops, walk to the very end of Pier road, about...More

1  Thank Charlie M
Reviewed 20 December 2017

If you can get to the Shell Beach it is well worth climbing over the rocks to do so............but it is not for the faint-hearted (or the disabled). And don't go on your own. You might need assistance. If you are young and fit it...More

2  Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I visited here with my sisters after possibly 40 years from our first visit Brought back fabulous memories and well worth the climb over the rocks

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

I would loved to have made it over the boulders to the beach, but decided it was too risky. These are not "rocks" or "stones", they as re huge boulders covered lichen and wet moss. I desperately wanted to get to the shells, but after...More

2  Thank GertsGrandaughter
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Two small unique areas of beach. Tricky to get to with a 2yo and a 6yo. I'd recommend going only if the weather is good and if you are willing to carry kids across a rocky terrain - be careful.

2  Thank Phil L
Reviewed 4 May 2017

A bit difficult to get to over the rocks but well worth it. The whole beach is tightly-packed shells.

Thank jenny C
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Visited here due to TripAdvisor reviews but was a little underwhelmed. Not sure what i was expecting but hayho it's a lovely walk along to get there, you pass many a lovely old building a fishing parts including the local ferry port.

Thank explorer1972
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Unfortunately I couldn't get to these coves. The weather was really wet and we were advised not to try and clamber over the rocks to get to them. We took their advice after seeing the amount of water coming off the hills and rushing over...More

Thank LEH748
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Not your average beach! Made up by shells, all lined up like a mosaic. I can honestly say I haven't seen the likes before, a must see, and easy to get to!

Thank chirho
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Response from Charlie M | Reviewed this property |
Hi there were people fishing of the pier when we got there but moved as we approached. We then saw them at Shell beach and they scampered from there too. Maybe your not allowed to fish by rod but there were plenty of... More
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