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“Sandwood Bay”
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Sandwood Bay
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Everyday is different because of the spectacular lighting. The walk to sandwood is interesting and you can cycle so far and then it on your feet, It is part of the John Muir Trust and a well maintained route.

Thank Eli D
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and the walk to the beach only adds to the sense that one has 'earned' the view.

My preferred time to go is winter when the frozen ground makes crossing the boggy sections a total breeze, but one sacrifices the evening light (and you need to be happy walking in the dark for a couple of hours).

Whenever you go, one visit won't be enough!

Thank ianjindal
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Went out to the beach on 20/06/2013 despite the weather forecast not being too favourable. Main reason for a days delay, and missed the best weather on the wednesday, was the wave forecast being for waves up to 2.5m and also being coincidental with the time we were visiting. The walk is fairly straight forward with an easy track, with a good path thereafter. The hardest part is the soft sand at the end !
The beach itself is brilliant and, dependant on where you want to be , is easily accessed to all areas. The north end requires a small burn to be crossed but this may be a lot deeper following heavy rain so caution may be required.
I wanted to go south to the pinnacle of rock known as Am Buachille however, the tide was coming in rapidly so I had to leave this off the agenda. Never mind it just gives me a good excuse to go back again at a later date.
Overall despite being dull I enjoyed the full day and as luck would have it the rain held off until 5 minutes after we left the beach so we only had one and a half hours of rain to contend with :).
A final word before I go , please don't disturb the sand dunes. I have viewed several videos on YouTube of idiots jumping down the dunes and ruining the chances of the grasses taking root.

2  Thank Joe H
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Sandwood Bay is in the County of Sutherland in the far North West of Scotland .. It is without doubt one of the finest beaches in Britain & probably the remotest beach on the British Mainland.
It cannot be reached by road; the only way to get their is to drive to Kinlochbervie, drive past the village to the end of the road & leave the car parked. You then follow the footpath to the Bay (approx 4 miles).
Pick a nice day, take a packed lunch (there are no facilities at the beach) & just enjoy what you see; you will not be disappointed ..

4  Thank delboy99
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

It is a bit of a trek to get here about a 4 or 5 mile walk along a not altogether unpleasant track,
But it is certainly worth it! as you round the final bend and the bay opens up to you, I would be very surprised if you do not take a sharp intake of breath!! "for what you are about to see may the lord make you be truly thankful" (and I am not religious)There are not enough superlative words to describe the scene you will behold. It is truly and utterly gobsmacking!!! Please do not take my word for it, you have to experience for yourself the majesty that is Sandwood Bay.

2  Thank geofrankie
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