Beaches on the North Coast 500 - Northwest Coast… | Kylesku Hotel
Sandwood Bay, Sutherland, Scotland
Sandwood Bay. Photograph by François Bertin.

Beautiful beaches near Kylesku Hotel

The beaches on the northwest coast of Scotland are breathtaking in their rugged beauty, with looming cliff faces, white sand and turquoise, crystal clear water. You’ll find many gorgeous beaches within easy driving distance of Kylesku Hotel. Here are some of our favourites – ask us for directions.

Sandwood Bay, Sutherland
Sandwood Bay, Kinlochbervie.

Sandwood Bay

Perfect for a full day’s outing, as you need to walk four miles along a moorland track to reach it. Walk Highlands calls it “perhaps the most beautiful beach in Britain”.

Oldshoremore beach, Kinlochbervie, Scotland. Credit François Bertin
Oldshoremore bay by François Bertin. The Geopark is a magnet for fans of walking, photography and geology.

Oldshoremore Beach

More accessible than Sandwood Bay. A narrow stretch of beach leading to even more beautiful Polin Beach.

Achmelvich beach, Assynt
Achmelvich Beach.

Achmelvich Beach

Lovely quiet small beach with white sands, turquoise water and occasional ponies grazing. Also a hermit’s castle built in the 1950s.

Clashnessie Bay, Scotland
Clashnessie Bay.

Clashnessie Beach

Small but beautiful with pink sands and mild microclimate. Right on the Drumbeg road. Clashnessie Waterfall nearby.

Turquoise water like you find in the Maldives . . . by far the most beautiful place on earth.
Jeremy Clarkson
The Times

Balnakeil bay by François Bertin
Balnakeil Bay captured by photographer François Bertin.

Balnakeil Beach

Large white sand beach with lovely dunes, known for its spectacular sunsets.

Kids zipwire durness
The Zipwire at Ceannebeinne Beach, near Durness

Ceannebeinne Beach

Unbelievable white sand and turquoise water – perfect for swimming! Also has a zip wire for the more adventurous. Three miles east of Durness.

Get the most out of your time in Kylesku

RESTAURANT & BAR: open to non-residents

Not staying with us? You’re still welcome to join us in the restaurant and bar. Pre-booking is advised.

Book a table

Breakfast: 8am-10am
Cakes etc: 10am-12noon
12 noon - 3pm (last sitting at 2.30pm)

Dinner: 5pm-9pm (last table sitting at 8.30pm)
Bar: 12noon-11pm

if you're heading outdoors

Kylesku Hotel has a laundry service and drying facilities for residents. Useful for guests engaging in outdoor pursuits.

We love giving tips on the local area. Just ask, and we can look at maps with you.

Vestey's Beach, Achmelvich, Sutherland
Vestey's Beach, by Achmelvich.