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Memorable Beaches and Bays

Cuil Bay, Duror.

Take the road towards Oban and then the turn off marked for Cuil Bay. This leads down a single-track road to a dead end where you are greeted with magnificent views south to Mull. Popular picnic spot. The adventurous can travel by foot across the headland to discover two further quieter beaches. The even more adventurous can continue right round at come out at Ardsheal Estate.

Ardsheal, Kentallen.

Take A828 towards Oban and park in the lay-by on right hand side of road beside the sign for Ardsheal House Hotel. Follow this character single-track road right round –(see the fishermen at work)-until you come to Ardsheal House. Beautiful Gardens-part of Scotland’s Garden Scheme-open April-September. Access to shore possible, can also walk right round to Cuil Bay.

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Sands of Morar, near Mallaig.

Travel to Fort William then take the signs for Mallaig at the Ben Nevis Distillery. Absorb the tranquillity of the Road to the Isles until you reach the famous silver sands of Morar. ‘Local Hero’ was filmed here. The sand is very white and stone free. With the road to Mallaig much better this is well worth a visit.

The Singing Sands, Ardnamurchan.

Take the Corran ferry across to Ardgour and follow the signs for Acharacle then Swordle. Park at the end of the road then walk 40 minutes along forestry road until you reach this lovely, quiet beach with magnificent views to Skye and the Hebrides. The ferry runs every 15 minutes daily-01855 811243. Last crossing is at 7.50pm (winter time) from Ardgour to Corran - 8.50pm in Summer time.

Kilmalieu.

Cross the Corran Ferry then follow the signs for Kingairloch. Where the road meets the sea a long south-facing beach is a very quiet and tranquil place to while away any day!

Ganavan Sands, Oban.

When you enter Oban, at the first roundabout go right then at the second roundabout go right also. You will now pass St Columba’s Cathedral on your right. Follow this road for 2 miles to reach the magnificent Ganavan beach

Tralee Beach.

Take the Oban road until you reach Benderloch. Take the first right after Lochnell Primary School and follow this road for about a mile. Tralee beach is signposted to your left. This is actually one of the best beaches in the Oban area and is the beach that most people from Oban will visit.