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Claigan Coral Beach, Isle of Skye

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At Claigan Coral Beach, what seems to be bright white sand or coral is actually small bits of sun-bleached algae that makes up a stunning shoreline. Located on the Isle of Skye near the Dunvegan Castle, this alluring beach is rarely crowded, as it's a bit off the beaten path. The beach lends itself to long, leisurely strolls, so take your time wending your way down its rugged coast. You could also extend your visit by exploring the other beaches here, which locals call "wee gems." To visit Claigan Coral Beach on your trip to Isle of Skye, use our Isle of Skye day trip site.
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  • Really beautiful beach and walk where you can climb parts of the land to get impressive views of the coastline. Read what the sand is made of and if you’re a wild swimmer this is a good place, we saw....  more
    Really beautiful beach and walk where you can climb parts of the land to get impressive views of the coastline. Read what the sand is made of and if you’re a wild swimmer this is a good place, we saw....  more »
  • Have fun parking? We did. You drive down a narrow lane and just hope no one is coming the other way. But the effort was worth it. The walk takes about 30 minutes. It’s a flat walk and very pleasant... 
    Have fun parking? We did. You drive down a narrow lane and just hope no one is coming the other way. But the effort was worth it. The walk takes about 30 minutes. It’s a flat walk and very pleasant...  more »
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  • Quite a walk to the beach but it was a nice plave to visit. We unfortunately got hailed on a lot on the way back to the car. The beach itself is small and takes about 30 minutes to walk to depending on how fast and weather (rain, snow, winds). It does have some pretty views, just be prepared to walk a bit before reaching the beach
  • The walk to the beach from the car parking itself is a bit long but eye pleasing. Coral beach offers some stunning views with its reef, white sand, adjacent green hills, and the blooming little flowers in summer. Sadly we couldn't enjoy swimming as it's raining along with strong winds on the day of our visit. So, visit this place on a warm summer day to get the most out of it.

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