Achmelvich Beach, Lochinver

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Achmelvich Beach, a small bay of fine white sand and turqouise water, sits nestled among the characteristic moorland and rocks of the northern highlands. Don't let the beach's Mediterranean appearance fool you, however, as the water stays cold and bracing even with the sun shining. Experience the waves on water skis or a windsurf board, or kayak along the rugged coastline. Fishermen will find the waters teem with fish, and hikers will find plenty of walks and climbs in the surrounding area. Nearby camping and caravan spots make a great base for a holiday in the area and provide basic amenities. Arrange to visit Achmelvich Beach and other attractions in Lochinver using our Lochinver trip itinerary planner.
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  • The sand is so white! The car park is terrible though as it is covered in massive pot holes which are full of water. 
    The sand is so white! The car park is terrible though as it is covered in massive pot holes which are full of water.  more »
  • Achmelvich beach is definitely worth the drive. It's a stunning location, clear waters and white sand, but I feel there are even better ones around Scotland. Others have mentioned trails to secluded.....  more
    Achmelvich beach is definitely worth the drive. It's a stunning location, clear waters and white sand, but I feel there are even better ones around Scotland. Others have mentioned trails to secluded.....  more »
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  • Lovely beach, turquoise sea and a gold sandy beach. Has a youth hostels and camp site close by, and the car park really cheap. Loads of jellyfish on the beach, but these don’t seem to be poisonous. Highly recommended! Beach snaps ⬇️
  • Absolutely stunning beach. Golden sand beach and crystal clear waters. We even got to see a seal. Paths to walk on the rocks around the beach. Can walk easily from campsite. Nice and secluded location. Single track road doesn’t make it the easiest to get to though.

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