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”.
Sonia
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. Tanja’s favourite.
Sonia

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.
Sonia
Clashnessie Bay, Scotland
Clashnessie Bay.

Clashnessie Beach

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

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.
Sonia
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.
Tanja

Get the most out of your time in Kylesku

Picnics & takeaways

We can supply you with a picnic, and takeaways are also available from the restaurant. Both are available to non-residents - get in touch to arrange.

Breakfast: open to non-residents

Not staying with us? You’re still welcome to join us for breakfast. Choose from our continental-style buffet or cooked breakfast menu. Breakfast is served from 8-10am every day.

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.