Big Sand Beach
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
Dogs friendly beach?
No dog restrictions.
OS grid ref.
NG 7581 7823
Submit a correction
Big Sand Beach Reviews
Vast beach but parking expensive
To visit this beach by car you need to park at the caravan site, there are signs on the road but we missed these first drive past and did a few u turns. We went to pay at the reception and it was £4 which is fine for a full day at the beach but given the wind we didn’t plan to stay that long. You still need to walk through the site and dunes with stuff. It’s a great beach for a full day on the beach but g do or a brief walk the one south of Gairloch is better to access
Craig simnettMar 18th 2022
Beautiful empty beach with spectacular scenery whether the sun is shining or not.
1970 Caravan Tour
Lou TownsonAug 07th 2020
First stopping point from Kinloss Moray
In those days not as developed as now. Caravan Site I believe was free!!
Saw a WildCat
Big Sand Beach was beautiful our children and Old English Sheepdog
really enjoyed the stay back cloth scenery was staggering.
One of the most favourite shots in our old 8mm cine films
Carried on down West Coast to Dumfries then The English Lakes
To Morecambe then back to Kinloss via Edinburgh and Perth.
I wonder did they shoot the beach scenes for Billy Conolly film
“What we did on our Holiday”