Balnakeil Bay, Durness

4.7
#4 of 11 in Nature in Caithness and Sutherland
Water Body · Beach
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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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  • Gorgeous sand, aqua blue water, crystal clear! Fabulous rock pools and rock formations! The dunes are lovely too. Small car parking area at the beach, but some more on the hill prior to coming... 
    Gorgeous sand, aqua blue water, crystal clear! Fabulous rock pools and rock formations! The dunes are lovely too. Small car parking area at the beach, but some more on the hill prior to coming...  more »
  • This beach is beautiful even when it's raining. It is very clean and its great to swim in. This beach is just perfect. 
    This beach is beautiful even when it's raining. It is very clean and its great to swim in. This beach is just perfect.  more »
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  • Awesome place 😎
  • Long time since I’ve been but on my bucket list to go back best holidays when I was a youngster

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