Sandwood Bay; The Most Stunning Beach in Great Britain?

I’d like to think I know Scotland fairly well. But nothing could prepare me for a night spent wild camping above the beautiful and remote Sandwood Bay, in the far reaches of the northwest of the British mainland.

Delving into the flat and sandy stretch of pristine, unspoilt tranquillity – a night under the stars near Sandwood is one of the more memorable nights I’ve enjoyed in the UK, a complete opposite of busy London life.

Walking slowly through the empty sand dunes, and ignoring the colder temperatures, it was easy to place yourself not in the wild north of Scotland, but completing an expedition trekking across the Sahara, or Namibia. Sandwood Bay is unlike anything I’ve seen – a truly special place.

Sandwood Bay is owned and managed by the John Muir Trust – please support their work helping to keeping the wild,  special and unique places exactly that.

Approaching Sandwood Bay

Approaching Sandwood Bay

Approaching Sandwood Bay

Approaching Sandwood Bay

Approaching Sandwood Bay

Approaching Sandwood Bay

Approaching Sandwood Bay, cliffs on the southern section

Approaching Sandwood Bay, cliffs on the southern section

Approaching Sandwood Bay,

Approaching Sandwood Bay,

Approaching Sandwood Bay, walking through the dunes

Approaching Sandwood Bay, walking through the dunes

Approaching Sandwood Bay, walking through the dunes

Approaching Sandwood Bay, walking through the dunes

Approaching Sandwood Bay, walking through the dunes

Approaching Sandwood Bay, walking through the dunes

Approaching Sandwood Bay, walking through the dunes

Approaching Sandwood Bay, walking through the dunes

Approaching Sandwood Bay, sand dunes

Approaching Sandwood Bay, sand dunes

Approaching Sandwood Bay, sand dunes

Approaching Sandwood Bay, sand dunes

Approaching Sandwood Bay, sand dunes

Approaching Sandwood Bay, sand dunes

Footprints through Sandwood Bay sand dunes

Footprints through Sandwood Bay sand dunes

Footprints through Sandwood Bay sand dunes

Footprints through Sandwood Bay sand dunes

Footprints through Sandwood Bay sand dunes

Footprints through Sandwood Bay sand dunes

Sandwood Bay, Scotland

Sandwood Bay, Scotland

Sandwood Bay, Scotland

Sandwood Bay, Scotland

Sandwood Bay, Scotland

Sandwood Bay, Scotland looking towards Cape Wrath

Sandwood Bay, Scotland. Mountains and beach in one!

Sandwood Bay, Scotland. Mountains and beach in one!

Sandwood Bay, Scotland

Sandwood Bay, Scotland

Wild camping Sandwood Bay

Wild camping Sandwood Bay

Wild camping Sandwood Bay

Wild camping Sandwood Bay

Wild camping Sandwood Bay

Wild camping Sandwood Bay

Wild camping Sandwood Bay

Wild camping Sandwood Bay (pic Greg Church)

Wild camping Sandwood Bay

Wild camping Sandwood Bay (pic Greg Church)

Wild camping Sandwood Bay

Wild camping Sandwood Bay (pic Greg Church)

Wild camping Sandwood Bay

Wild camping Sandwood Bay Greg’s tent – out of shot, my tent!(pic Greg Church)

Wild camping Sandwood Bay

Wild camping Sandwood Bay

Wild camping Sandwood Bay

Wild camping Sandwood Bay

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12 thoughts on “Sandwood Bay; The Most Stunning Beach in Great Britain?

  1. Beautiful photos – look at some pictures of Green Sand Beach on the island of Hawaii – a very different ecosystem but the dune/desert picture reminded me of it – great post! Fromswamptosummit.com

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