Situated at the head of Loch Brittle, a short way down the road from the Fairy Pools, Glenbrittle is surrounded by the towering peaks of the Black Cuillin mountains.
The beach is made up of black volcanic sand, and is backed by a more pebbly shoreline. When the tide is fully out a large expanse of hard grey sand is exposed. The water is clear and turquoise, and is perfect for swimming, kayaking or paddleboarding.
The cliffs that flank the Glen Brittle valley (yes, two words?!) have a number of spectacular waterfalls which cascade, then plummet down from the foothills of the Cuillin mountains. The most impressive of these is the ‘Demon Shower’ where the Allt na Buaile Duibhe empties into Loch Brittle.
Behind the beach is a small but popular campsite, which is also home to a nice little cafe. This means there are always a few people around in the summer months when the campsite is open, but the beach is big enough never to feel remotely busy.
Glenbrittle beach lies at the end of a long single track road. Besides the hairpin bends, hazards include sheep and walkers. There is parking just before the campsite.
Type of beach
Sand & pebble
Dogs friendly beach?
We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)
- Kite surfing
OS grid ref.
NG 4109 2046
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