The coastline of the Ross on Mull is peppered with outstandingly beautiful beaches, each one with its own unique character making it impossible to choose a favourite. Some are easily accessible, some require a short walk and some beaches require a long trek through difficult walking conditions which make it all the more worth while
Only one mile walk from Fionnphort, Fidden is a beautiful beach with a wide, shallow, sandy bay, a great place for kayaking and viewing sunsets. The landscape is dotted with pink granite outcrops in the fields and around the coastline, with seals basking on the rocks. There is lots of wildlife around including mountain hare. The rare corncrake has also been seen and heard.
Further along the road from Fidden the beach can be accessed by parking at Knockvologan Farm and walking down the track to the sea
Camus Tuath is a small inlet of pink granite only accessible by a 1.5 mile walk over moorland, starting out near Bunessan. One side of the bay was once a quarry, the rock used to build the Stevenson's Skerryvore and Ardnamurchan lighthouses. A very pretty, as well as historic spot.
Traigh na Margaidh (Market Bay) on the north coast of the Ross of Mull is just along the coast from Camus Tuath. Also known as Queen’s Bay because it was said to be a popular paddling place for the Royal Family.
David Balfour’s Bay is stunningly beautiful, with a fabulous beach at Erraid, a tidal island on the tip of the Ross of Mull. It is known as David Balfour’s bay because it is where Robert Louis Stevenson had Davie, in “Kidnapped” being thrown ashore after his ship was wrecked on the Torran rocks.
Loch Buie is a large, sheltered sea loch which provides all the promise of the varied wildlife of Mull plus a sandy beach and convenient maintained shore walks around the village.
Ardanalish Beach is a stunning mile long sandy beach, fringed with wildflower machair from June to September with views out to Colonsay and the Paps of Jura. Its geology is renowned, the rocky formations providing lots of interest on a beach walk. It is a great place for wildife, with common dolphins spotted all the year round In winter it is a great place to watch wildlife with golden plover, ringed plover, lapwings and great northern diver, as well as seals bobbing around in the breakers. This is where the Ross of Mull new year day Shinty Match takes place - a great way to start the New Year!
Pop into the nearby Ardalanish Weavers, a unique visit.