Singing Sands (Camas an Lighe)

Singing Sands - Strathclyde
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This quiet, sandy beach is a haven for beachgoers looking for rugged landscape and seclusion. Singing Sands, also known as Camas an Lighe, gets its name from the sound the sand makes when visitors shuffle their feet across the soft, white sand.

Singing Sands faces across the bay to the charming town of Port Ellen on the Isle of Islay and is also accessible via a six-mile return walk from nearby Arivegaig.

Large, black volcanic rocks dot the sand, while at low tide the beach’s rock pools are filled with local sea creatures. The undeveloped, wild and remote nature of this beach means it might not suitable for many favorite water based activities. However, just a short drive away is Laggan Sands, located across the Oa peninsula. Here the beach and water are ideal spots for windsurfers, swimmers, walkers and joggers.

Also known as:

Camas an Lighe

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No information, but we assume, given its remote location dogs are allowed.

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  • Swimming/bathing

Nearest town



PA42 7DU

OS grid ref.

NM 6129 6896


Local parking available.

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