Loch Brittle beach is an expansive volcanic black sandy beach at the head of Loch Brittle below the Cuillin Mountains.
A dark volcanic sandy beach situated at the head of Loch Brittle and at the base of the famous Cuillin mountains, Loch Brittle beach is a must see Highland destination just a few miles down the road from the Fairy Pools. There is plenty of space for swimming, flying kites, sea kayaking, relaxing, hill walking and exploring the Cuillin which is a triple SSI area of outstanding natural beauty. The beach is serviced by award-winning Glenbrittle Campsite & Cuillin Coffee Co. which serve delicious artisan coffee, hot chocolate, cold drinks, ice-cream, hot food and snacks daily between 8am and 7pm during the season (1 April - 15 October). See https://www.dunvegancastle.com/glenbrittle/campsite/ for more information.
Strong swimmers may like to head out from the beach and explore the lower cliffs. As the burns from the Cuillin drain, they form waterfalls that drops vertically into the sea. The strongest is the ‘Demon Shower’ where the Allt na Buaile Duibhe arrives in some considerable style. After a sunny day, these waterfalls can provide a pleasantly warm and refreshing nature shower.
For more information about the stunning Cuillin mountains, see https://www.dunvegancastle.com/cuillin-mountains/
A850 from Kyle of Lochalsh to Sligachan, then turn left onto the A863 to Dunvegan. Turn left at Drynoch and take the B8009 to Carbost. Just before you reach Carbost, turn left at the signpost to Glenbrittle Campsite & Cafe.
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