Achnahaird Beach is a lovely crescent of sand in Wester Ross that is considered one of Scotland’s best beaches.
The bay at Achnahaird is a north westerly facing inlet of cream white sand and a tide that flows up and down. Easily reached from the road via Altandhu and Achiltibuie, it is like all the coastline up here relatively unvisited and always peaceful. Lying north of Ullapool, the beach is reached by a road two miles past Achiltibuie. From there, it is a short walk to grass hillocks that back the sand and rock pools. There are lovely views of Stac Polly and other neighbouring mountains from the beach and most of the surrounding area is Inverpolly Nature Reserve. The reserve is a haven for wild cats, pine martens and golden eagles and is the perfect destination for wildlife enthusiasts.