Coral Beach

  • Coral Beach: Coral Beach - © William Mackesy
  • Coral Beach: Coral Beach - © William Mackesy
  • Coral Beach: Coral Beach - © William Mackesy
  • Coral Beach: Coral Beach - © William Mackesy
  • Coral Beach: © William Mackesy
  • Coral Beach: © William Mackesy

Key information: Coral Beach

  • A fascinating coral beach, composed of tiny fragments of coral and colourful shell, with gorgeous views.
  • Easy walking, so you will not be alone, so it is a lovely place to end a busy day rather than a serious walk.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating85
  • Beauty31.5
  • Natural interest15.5
  • Human interest10
  • Charisma31
  • Negative points3
  • Total rating85
  • Note: Neg: Lots of people

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 4km round
  • Level of Difficulty: Straightforward
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Coral Beach: Coral Beach - © William Mackesy

WALK SUMMARY

A short walk up the coast from the hamlet of Claigan at the end of the little road due north of Dunvegan is a superb and fascinating coral beach, composed of tiny fragments of coral and colourful shell.

Just off shore is a lovely islet, and beyond that the rough western shore of Loch Dunvegan: to the right is the wide open sea and, on a good day, the distant Outer Hebrides.

The walk to this magical place is a couple of kilometres along a good track, with good coastal views and a variety of interest including a little bay with the remains of a crofting hamlet.

This is the easy walking, so you will not be alone, so it is a lovely place to end a busy day rather than a serious walk. The parking at the roadhead can be painful – try coming later on.

For more information and photos, including detailed practical information, see our NW Capes and Cliffs and  Isle of Skye pages.

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Coral Beach: Coral Beach - © William Mackesy

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Coral Beach: Coral Beach - © William Mackesy

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