The Beach Guide

Big Sand Beach

Big Sand Beach - Highland

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This sheltered sand and shingle beach is protected from the prevailing winds by Longa Island. Beyond this are the mountains of Skye and Torridon to which there are spectacular views.

The beach is accessed via an extensive network of sand dunes. These offer some additional shelter from the Hebrides wind.

Despite its seemingly remote location there are some basic facilities at Big Sand Beach including toilets and showers along with a small shop at the campsite next to the beach.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

Highland dog friendly beaches »


  • Shop

Nearest town



IV21 2DL

OS grid ref.

NG 7581 7823


Green Coast Award

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