Sandwood Bay, Scotland
Sandwood Bay is, quite simply, the most magnificent beach in the UK. It offers over two kilometers of wide pink sand backed by huge sand dunes and a loch, and is bounded by cliffs and an impressive sea stack. It faces north west, straight into the teeth of the worst the North Atlantic can throw at it.On the far northwest coast of Scotland lies this magical place, arguably the most beautiful bay in the world. The best approach of all is to walk above the cliffs all the way from Cape Wrath, the most northwesterly point of the Scottish mainland. The distance as the seagull flies is about 10 kilometres but with the ins and outs and ups and downs of this rugged coastline it is quite a tough day's walking. A far easier approach is from Blairmore to the south where John Muir Trust, who now own a large part of this area, have built a small carpark and pleasingly banned vehicles from the rough track to Loch na Gainimh. Beyond this loch the track deteriorates and in places is in a dreadful state of bog and erosion.
The beach is best approached from the South along the Oldshoremore Road