Balnakeil Bay, Durness

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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  • Absolutely gorgeous setting and beautiful view points around the headland. Unfortunately the weather was not particularly good, but we enjoyed a long walk.  more »
  • What an absolutely lovely beach. With its white sand and blue sea. At the far end there are also huge rocks and some caves to play in. It’s perfect for children and also ‘big kids’ like me!  more »

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