Balnakeil Bay, Durness

#4 of 11 in Nature in Caithness and Sutherland
Water Body · Beach
Where rolling meadows meet rugged, rocky beach you'll find Balnakeil Bay, the western side of the Faraid Head headland dominated by sandy beaches and dunes. You'll find Balknakeil House, an 18th-century summer home, watching over the peaceful beach. The bay houses the ruins of Durness Old Church. Meander through what's left of the ivy-clad church, including the eerie graveyard that bears some famous names. Walk the wide sandy shores and listen to the waves crash against the rock. Put Balnakeil Bay and other Durness attractions into our Durness online trip itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The Far North of Scotland has some stunningly beautiful beaches, with white sand and clear blue waters. Balnakeil Bay is a great place for a picnic, a walk or simply to sit and take time to...  more »
  • Stunning beach. Amazing views. The colour of the water was beautiful. Easy access and easy walk along it to the second part of the beach over the hill  more »
  • Some stunning views. Easy walk.

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